Information Session: 2024 Performing Arts Initiatives

Metcalf is pleased to announce the launch of two new 2024 Performing Arts funding initiatives for arts organizations based in Toronto.

We believe that arts organizations — and the artists and arts workers who inhabit them — create exceptional opportunities for audiences and communities to engage with diverse artistic ambitions across a dynamic range of performance disciplines, find collective respite alongside their fellow humans, and create meaningful lives full of joy, relevance, and compassion. Given the ongoing severity and variety of challenges facing the sector today, we are offering two organizational funding opportunities in 2024 rather than our typical single intervention. Organizations may apply to both funds in the same year.

These new initiatives address intractable issues facing the Toronto arts sector. Through the Strategic Experimentation Fund (SEF), arts organizations are invited to name a challenge, articulate potential avenues to address the challenge, and undertake experiments to test the potency of their proposed responses. Through the Booster Fund, we are targeting artists and arts workers who are grappling with the high cost of living and the fragmented access to opportunity.

We are holding an in-person information session on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at YWCA Toronto. We will outline the intentions of both funds and answer all your questions in advance of the application deadlines (SEF: June 25, 2024, and Booster Fund: October 2, 2024). For those who are unable to attend the in-person session, an online version will be made available at a later date. We will do our best to meet all accessibility requests, which can be shared with us during the registration process.

Please register here by April 15 to attend the session. Limit two people per organization.

The application guidelines for both funds can be accessed on our website on the SEF and Booster Fund pages.

We look forward to sharing more about SEF and the Booster Fund on April 23.

Metcalf Performing Arts
2024 Funding Initiatives Information Session
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Nancy’s Auditorium, YWCA Toronto
87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON