OAC Exhibitions Assistance Grant
The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is a third-party recommender organization that participates annually in the Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance Program, which provides grants of $500 to $2,000 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition. Through the AGG, this program supports artists in Guelph and the surrounding region (Zone 2, as defined by the OAC) who are practicing in a variety of media. The AGG prioritizes artists from the Guelph region who are working in any media and who: are addressing environmental and land use issues; have a research-based art practice; are community focused; represent Indigenous or historically under-represented communities. The AGG accepts and assesses applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent. Please note the following recent changes to the Exhibition Assistance Program:
- Applications are now submitted through Nova, the OAC’s online granting system;
- The maximum amount has been increased to $2,000;
- Applicants may submit up to three Exhibition Assistance applications at a time;
- Recommenders no longer notify applicants. All applicants are notified by OAC through their Nova account.
For more information about the AGG’s deadlines, contact Andrew Hunter, Senior Curator, by phone at 519-837-0010 ext. 5 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Submit Exhibition Proposals to AGG
As the largest and longest running public art gallery in Guelph, the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) performs a leading role within the culturally-diverse regional arts community. Through a rigorous and collaborative artistic program that positions visual culture in an ever-changing cultural landscape, the AGG supports social exchange and shapes public discourse, engaging audiences with innovative artists and ideas from around the world. Unsolicited exhibition proposals are reviewed once annually on July 1.
The AGG accepts hard copy proposals only, which should include the following:
- Letter of introduction (include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address);
- Artist statement;
- Artist curriculum vitae;
- List of works (include the title, date, medium, and dimensions);
- 10-15 high quality images (may be submitted on a disc, memory stick, or printed copies).
Please do not send original works of art. If you wish to have any of your documentation returned to you, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Exhibition proposal packages should be addressed to:
Andrew Hunter, Senior Curator
Art Gallery of Guelph
358 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON N1G 1Y1
Please note the following:
- Exhibitions at the AGG are planned approximately three years in advance;
- Exhibition proposals will be responded to by September 1 following assessment on July 1;
- Proposals may be submitted year-round but will only be assessed at the July 1 deadline.