Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ontario Arts Council: Craft Projects -- Individuals

Deadline: October 15, 2009 (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

Craft Projects: Individuals

Ontario Arts Council
Toronto ON

Sector(s) Aboriginal Arts, Franco-Ontarian Arts, Visual and Media Arts & Crafts

Program for: Individuals

Purpose: The Craft Projects: Individuals program provides grants up to $15,000 to craft artists towards creative development or professional development projects. The program supports contemporary and traditional craft practice, and functional and non-functional works.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional craft artists at all stages in their careers. If you have completed a post-secondary course of study in craft, you must have spent a minimum of one year working at your art following your education.

The program provides assistance to craft artists at all stages in their careers, and supports contemporary and traditional craft-based practice and functional and nonfunctional works. This includes Aboriginal artists working in craft media in
contemporary or traditional ways.

Grants support artists working in a wide range of craft media. This range includes, but is not limited to:
♞ beadwork
♘ book arts, e.g. book binding; paper-making
♞ clay/ceramics, e.g. pottery, sculptural work
♘ fibre, e.g. appliqué, basketry, embroidery, felting, knitting, needlework, quill work, quilting, sculptural textiles or fibre,surface design/printing, tamarack, tufting, weaving
♞ furniture
♘ glass, e.g. architectural, stained, hot glass
♞ jewellery
♘ leather work
♞ metal work
♘ musical instruments, drums
♞ turned wood, wood carving

Program Guidelines and Application Form:

Project Grant Basics (print version)

Program Guidelines (print version)

Application (form-fillable Word)
Application (print version)

Budget (form-fillable Excel)
Budget (print version)

For more information, please contact Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Visual and Media Arts Officer 416-969-7419, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7419,, or Kadija de Paula, Program Assistant, ext. 7455 or

Services in French are available by contacting Lia Kyranis, Program Assistant, ext. 7461 or

Visit website for more details:

Ontario Arts Council
151 Bloor Street West, Fifth Floor
Toronto ON M5S 1T6