Good news!! Arts grants are now exempt as income and assets for people on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW). With the exception of funds for living costs, grant money will no longer be deducted from monthly benefits. This removes barriers for many artists in Ontario who want to create art and develop their careers with the support of grants.
Join the ODSP and Arts Grants Coalition to celebrate this news and launch an updated “ODSP and Arts Grants” brochure . It explains how ODSP treats arts grants to help ensure that funds are assessed fairly. Come learn about the recent changes to ODSP rules and celebrate with the community!
**Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link above (FREE TICKETS!) in advance, thank you**
*Copies of the ODSP + Arts Grants brochure (in English and French) will be available at the event.
When: Thursday March 29th, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM (*brief remarks at 6 PM sharp*)
Where: Tangled Art + Disability, 401 Richmond Street West, ground floor
Cost: Free. Snacks and refreshments available (including dairy, gluten and nut free snacks)
Accessibility: ASL interpretation and live transcription will be provided. Care attendants will be on site. Tangled is a fully accessible venue and is close to accessible public transportation (both entrances are wheelchair accessible however wheelchair ramp on west side of building is suggested: enter on Richmond just east of Peter Street)
Service animals are welcome.
We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment.
TTC: Spadina streetcar to Richmond Street West.
The closest subway station is Osgoode.