In case you missed it, the Metcalf Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council have announced a landmark, public-private sector joint venture to fund the first charitable shared platform for the arts in Ontario. For more information, please visit the Metcalf Foundation. A preliminary description of the process follows.
May 4, 2015, Toronto
Working collaboratively, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, and the Metcalf Foundation have committed to move forward the significant discussion already occurring around the topic of shared charitable platforms in the arts sector. Our hope is to enable the establishment of a shared charitable platform pilot project by providing significant, multi-year support.
As a first stage in this process, the funding partners are releasing this Request for Expressions of Interest. Organizations and individuals in the arts who are interested in shared charitable platform work are invited submit an Expression of Interest to attend a one-day workshop on Thursday, June 25th. This event will comprise part of the larger application process.
The June 25th session is intended:
to further the conversation around shared charitable platforms,
to help shape the process to apply for funding for both funders and potential applicants, and
to incent some possible collaborative activities.
All interested parties must respond to this RFEOI in order to be invited to the June 25th session. The next stage of the process will then be the release of a more extensive RFP, hopefully before the end of July, for full-fledged project proposals.
Download the RFEOI (PDF).