PIA supports GTA-based artists via its Artist-Direct (AD) Committee. In 2024, after years of development, PIA launched this inaugural AD program to address the lack of funding for artists, recognizing that the barriers they face in Toronto are abundant and growing. With the soaring cost of living, shortage of studio spaces, and reduced opportunities for artists to create and showcase their work, PIA’s Artist-Direct program is our response to these obstacles. More information for applicants can be found here.