Resources for Artists

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Program

McIntosh Gallery is a third-party recommender organization that participates annually in the Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance Program. The program provides grants of $500 to $2000 to assist visual artists working in traditional and new media with the costs directly related to presenting their work in a confirmed, upcoming, public exhibition. Through these grants, McIntosh Gallery aims to cultivate and support practising artists, including emerging artists, who reside in Zone 1 (as described by the OAC). We evaluate applications according to artistic merit, recent exhibition history, and potential benefit of the exhibition to the artist’s career. We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Although applicants have applied directly to the gallery in the past, they are now required to apply online using the OAC Nova Portal.

For more information, please refer to the program guidelines and application form available on the Ontario Arts Council's website or contact Helen Gregory, curator, McIntosh Gallery at or 519-661-3181