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The Ontario Arts Foundation is committed to working towards the increased stability of the arts infrastructure in Ontario.

Through the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program, the Foundation aims to foster a broader appreciation of Canadian visual art and artists by assisting public art galleries and museums in Ontario to grow their permanent collections, increase the public’s knowledge of collecting and permanent collections, and support community engagement between a gallery or museum and its local community. Acquisition and development grants are provided.

Note: The Foundation also manages a number of special awards, prizes, and scholarships that recognize excellence in the arts while reflecting the interests of arts patrons and their creative approaches to supporting the arts.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.