OAC Exhibition Assistance

Sona Safaei-Sooreh, Bibliography. 2013-14 OAC Exhibition Assistance Recipient.

Hamilton Artists Inc. is a recommender to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Program.  This program provides grants between $500 and $1500 for costs related to presenting work for a confirmed exhibition.

There are two deadlines for Inc. applications: July 1 and November 1 ANNUALLY.

To ensure that you are eligible, please carefully read  the information on the  Ontario Arts Council Site (click here) before applying for this grant.  Hamilton Artists Inc. is located in Zone 3. Applicants to Exhibition Assistance through Hamilton Artists Inc. must reside in Zone 3.   If you live in an area outside of Zone 3, please refer to the list of the other recommender galleries in each zone at the above link.

Please note that there are designated recommenders for Aboriginal Artists, Francophone Artists, Craft Artists, Media Artists, and Photo-based Artists.   You are not required to live in a specific zone if you are eligible to apply to one of the designated recommenders.  There is also a specific Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistant grant available.

If you live in Zone 3 and would like to apply to the Inc., download the Application Form listed under the heading Program Guidelines and Application Form (click here), fill it out, and mail or drop off at the Inc.  Forms must be submitted prior to the exhibition opening date on the application form.

We will continue to accept applications postmarked/received between November 1 and July 1, (applications must be stamped received prior to the artist’s exhibition opening) to be adjudicated at the next July 1 deadline.

Please email your application in a single pdf plus images to programming@theinc.ca with OAC Exhibition Assistance in the subject line. (Note: if you are unable to send the application in a single email, your images are likely too large. They do not need to exceed 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi)

or drop off your application in person at the gallery (located at 155 James St North, Hamilton) during gallery hours (Wed through Saturday, 12-5 and Fridays 12-6)


[Phone] 905.529.3355
[E-mail] programming@theinc.ca


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