Call to Black Artists
Every February, Londoners participate in Black History Month honouring and celebrating the legacy of Black community members, past and present.

The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past." This was inspired by the theme of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).

The London Arts Council through our Building Allyship work is offering up to $1,500 in funding to black professional artists living in London, ON who are presenting, exhibiting and/or performing for the public.

- Activity or event(s) must begin in February 2021
- Presentation of new creation or existing work
- On-line activity or event(s)
- Public Venue activity or event(s) that meet Province of Ontario safe opening guidelines

Submissions will be juried as they are received, the final deadline to submit a request for investment is February 4th, 2021 at 12p.m.
Please note: Successful recipients will be notified via emailed within one week of their submission being received.
All recipients will be posted on

London Arts Council staff are here to help! If you have questions please contact:

Please ensure that all required information is provided. Late submissions are not accepted and the deadline cannot be extended.
  • Please note: Maximum file upload size is 10 Mbyte for your application.

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    Describe how you intend to use an investment from the London Arts Council.

  • (750 words or less)
  • (500 words or less)

    In signing this application, I certify that:

    The funds will be used for the purpose set out in this submission.

    To the best of my knowledge the information provided herein is accurate. The project as described in the submission will be carried out within the time frame provided.

    I understand that if I fail to carry through with the project, I will be required to return the investment to the London Arts Council.
  • Artist Name
  • Upload Artist Signature
  • • Final Submission Deadline:
    February 4th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

    • Notification:
    Successful applicants will be notified one week after receipt of their submission.

    • Please ensure you have included all required documentation. Incomplete submissions cannot be considered.

    If you have any inquiries regarding your submission, please contact:

    For more information about London Arts Council's Building Allyship work please visit: