Support Fund for Accessibility Costs

The Support Fund for Accessibility Costs is a financial assistance measure that complements the Conseil’s other programs. The deadline to apply for support for accessibility costs is the same as for the program for which an application is filed.

An artist, collective or organization that has received financial assistance from the Conseil to carry out a project may also apply for support for accessibility costs up to three months after the response date for the funded project, provided that the project is not completed before the response deadline concerning support for accessibility costs.

To find out the application deadlines for Conseil des arts de Montréal programs that are currently open, please visit www.artsmontreal.org/en/artists/deadlines

What are accessibility costs?

Accessibility costs are costs that certain individuals, specifically those who are members of the Deaf community or have a mental illness or a visible or invisible disability, must pay in order to benefit, in the same way as others do, from the services and programs offered by an institution or to create, produce or disseminate their art. Reimbursement of a portion of these costs by the Conseil des arts de Montréal is one way to offset the financial disadvantage resulting from norms that hinder access.

Definitions can be found in the Conseil des arts de Montréal Glossary.

The support fund for Accessibility Costs has three seperate components: 

  • Financial support for filling a funding application
  • Financial support to cover accessibility costs for a project funded by the Conseil (including operating grants)
  • Financial support for presenting organizations welcoming audiences who are members of the Deaf community or have a mental illness or a visible or invisible disability


To apply: 

You may file your application for support for accessibility costs in either of the following ways:

no. 1: Visit www.artsmontreal.org/en/orora and follow the instructions to fill out your application for financial assistance.

no. 2: E-mail us your application at frais.dacces@montreal.ca.

For more information on these application methods and the documents to attach to your application, please refer to the following document:

Program Presentation
Program Presentation - short version
Program Presentation for e-readers and text-to-speech software
Program Presentation in Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) and American Sign Language (ASL)


Questions?

Please contact the person responsible for your artistic discipline or the person responsible for the Conseil’s main program related to your application for support for accessibility costs.
 



Accessibility

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.

Learn more about the Conseil's actions and services for accessibility