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My Piece of the City

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My Piece of the City

The Intent of This Program  

The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) currently provides venue rental rate subsidies to non-profit arts organizations. However, even with those subsidies, Koerner Hall can be cost-prohibitive for many worthy arts organizations that do incredible work in their communities and would appreciate the opportunity to present concerts and events in Koerner Hall.  

The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Performing Arts Division has established My Piece of the City program with generous support of, and in partnership with, The Daniels Corporation. My Piece of the City is intended to remove financial barriers that prohibit smaller cultural organizations and individual artists from presenting concerts and events in Koerner Hall, one of North America’s most revered concert venues. 

As part of My Piece of the City program, funding is to be allocated to cover venue related expenses for eligible applicants. Application intake will start May 15, 2024 and will close August 1, 2024 for projects, events and concerts occurring between September 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025. Applications will be adjudicated by a community jury, followed by program participant selection, notification, and orientation. The successful projects will be administered by the Events team at the Performing Arts Division, Royal Conservatory of Music. 

Inspired by a desire to promote inclusivity, celebrate our city’s rich diversity, and provide equitable access, My Piece of the City will provide the means to make Koerner Hall performances accessible for more cultural organizations. The program will provide full or partial financial assistance to culturally specific, ethno-cultural and equity seeking arts and non-profit groups, artist collectives, individual artists or large organizations engaging, promoting or presenting artists from these priority groups to present live concerts and events in Koerner Hall. RCM’s current rental partners are also eligible to apply if the proposed concert or event is a new initiative and meets program eligibility criteria. 

Complete My Piece of the City Application Form here.

If this form does not meet your accessibility needs, or if you prefer a different format, we are happy to assist in the process.  

For all questions or support, please contact Lillian Brooks at [email protected]