Funding Opportunities

Every year Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Awards. If your residence falls within zone 4 of the OAC's list of Exhibition Assistance Recommenders (see Map) you may send us your application in correspondance with the requirements of the OAC listed below.

Please visit the OAC's website for further information:

Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work for an exhibition.

Grants are made through third-party recommenders (public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists and media artists who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition.

Application Procedure: Follow OAC Exhibtion Assistance Guidelines found on their website.

Support Material Formats:
-enclose 10 images of current work related to your proposal. Include a separate image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media). Images must be in digital format submitted on CD or DVD, (emailed images or website links will not be considered) and formatted to the following specifications:
-JPEG files only
-1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.
-1 MB maximum.
-RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK).
-Number and title each file (digital still); the number must appear before the title so that the order of the images will correspond to the image list, example: 001RedPainting.jpg.
-Do not submit images embedded in the following programs or formats: iphoto, Powerpoint.


-a maximum of 20 minutes of time-based work on DVD. Time-based work can also be submitted as a computer-based media format that can be read by the following programs:
Quicktime, RealOne Player, or are in the following formats: .mov .mp4 .avi. Include a separate documentation list (title, length, year, medium).

If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work, subtract one digital still for every 2 minutes of time-based work submitted.

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED: We will continue to review applications until January 30, 2017 ***