Arts Organizations

Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program 

The Ontario Arts Foundation and the Gordon Foundation are pleased to announce the renewal of the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program. The Program 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.

Grants are offered through two granting streams:

Acquisition Grants
Acquisition Grants are designed to leverage funds for acquisitions that will help galleries and museums deepen their permanent collections and lead to increased donations of art by private individuals.

Development Grants
Development Grants support initiatives that increase the public’s knowledge of collecting or a gallery or museum’s permanent collection, help make a gallery or museum’s permanent collection more accessible to the public, aid curatorial research, and build stronger relationships with local and regional communities.

2022 Application Deadline is July 15, 2022 

2022 Program Guidelines and Application Form

 * note if you have trouble downloading the forms, please email 

For more information:
Bruce Bennett, Executive Director,
Ann Boyd, Director of Administration,



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