TCAF is thrilled to work with the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) to provide grants to comic writers creating new pieces of work through the OAC Recommender Grants for Writers program.
We are looking for works exploring the breadth and diversity of comics. Successful applicants should demonstrate a solid commitment to personal expression through whatever genres or a mix of genres they choose to explore in their works. We will also consider non-fiction prose projects that explore comics history.
The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2024. Grant amounts can range from $1,500-$5,000.
To apply, use OAC’s online grant application system NOVA and select TCAF as recommender. We will assess your application and submit grant recommendations to OAC.
This program is for Ontario-based comic writers seeking a grant to help them in their new project. Organizations are not eligible for this program. In addition to being an Ontario resident, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
one traditionally published book (minimum of 48 pages) for which you have a publishing contract and receive royalties; or - three traditionally published short stories, comics, poems, or other works for which you have received payment. Works can appear in magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies. Contest-winning work is considered a publication;
or three years' professional presentation of comics work through work-for-hire creation jobs (editorial cartooning, creation for commercial comics franchises), sales at curated comics festivals, or gallery exhibitions;
or two recent production writing credits for non-text media (radio, television, film, interactive digital media, and theatre).
As this is a third-party recommending program, grants dispursed from this program are made by OAC under TCAF's recommendations.
You may only submit one application per recommender per program year. However, you may be recommended for funding by more than one recommender per program year.
We hope you will apply!