July 16 2020

Support Fund for Accessibility Costs (Pilot Project)

What are accessibility costs?

Accessibility costs refer to costs that certain individuals, specifically those with visible or invisible disabilities or those who are part of the Deaf community, must pay to take advantage, in the same way as others do, of the services and programs offered by an institution or to create, produce or disseminate their art. Reimbursement of part of these costs by the Conseil des arts de Montréal may serve as a way to offset the financial disadvantage resulting from norms that hinder access.

The support fund provides:

  • financial support to submit a funding application
  • financial support for accessibility costs for a project that receives funding through the General Funding Program


Application deadline:

  • The deadline to apply for support for accessibility costs is the same as that for the program being applied to.
  • For organizations with operating grants or previously supported in 2020 under the General Funding Program, the deadline to apply for support for accessibility costs is September 15.


In accordance with its strategic planning for 2018–2020, the Conseil des arts de Montréal wishes to identify, acknowledge and support inclusive practices that promote the involvement and engagement of artists, cultural professionals and under-represented, excluded or marginalized audiences. To work toward full accessibility, the Conseil will continue to develop various pilot measures to test and find the best mechanisms to fairly meet all needs, including by providing specific financial support for accessibility costs through a support fund for accessibility costs.

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