SAW Video has two grant deadlines coming up in January. Read on to see if they grants could help your project come to life!


One grant awarded per year
Deadline: Jan. 11*
The Video Virgin Fund is a production support program that provides opportunities for LGBT artists in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The program is aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgendered and two-spirited artists who wish to express themselves creatively through the medium of video. Applicants must be new to filmmaking or have less than three videos to their credit.
The successful applicant receives:
  • a one-year producing membership at SAW Video
  • up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video production and post-production equipment
  • a $250 credit towards any workshops offered by SAW Video
  • $300 cash
  • a weekend trip to Toronto in May with an invitation to the opening celebrations of the Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival


Questions? See the General Criteria section, the SAW Video Grant Guidelines and Application Form, or contact the administrative coordinator at 613-238-7648 or sawvideo@sawvideo.com.





Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in 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.
SAW Video is one of three media art recommenders for the OAC's Exhibition Assistance program.  The program provides grants to assist Ontario artists at all stages of their careers. SAW Video's typical grant award is $750.
Applicants must apply in advance of their exhibitions as funds cannot be awarded retroactively.  SAW Video supports installation, performance and online exhibitions in all forms of media art including video, film, new media and audio.
Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists and media artists who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. Exhibitions in Ontario, other Canadian provinces and international locations are all eligible.
Deadline: SAW Video deadlines are August 15 and January 15 each year.
The 2012/13 program is open to applications from June 2012 to February 2013. 2012/13 Exhibition Assistance Program Guidelines and Application Form.
Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for exhibition assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis. SAW Video accepts applications for media art exhibition assistance from artists across Ontario.
For more information about what to submit, eligible costs and general guidelines, visit the OAC website. Alternatively, contact SAW Video’s administrator at admin@sawvideo.com or the centre’s programmer at programming@sawvideo.com. Application forms and guidelines may also be picked up in person at SAW Video.

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