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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. 

Successful recipients will be notified via emailed within one week of their submission being received. 


For more information please view the "Call to Black Artists" link.

Submissions will be juried as they are received, the final deadline to submit a request for investment is
February 4th, 2021 at 12p.m.

Funding in partnership with the London Community Foundation to support artists in London, ON.

For more information about Calls to Artists,

please contact us at


Arts Education Classroom Experience (AECE) Program Artist Educators Application: for
Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Artists


The London Arts Council (LAC) aims to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity. The LAC believes that education can play a key role in building positive and respectful relationships between communities of diverse backgrounds.


Since 2015, the LAC’s Arts Education Classroom Experience (AECE) program has placed artists into classrooms of the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board.


AECE Program Information Sessions

Register for a session:


Info Session December 21, 2020 at 11:00 - 12:30p.m. 

Info Session January 11, 2021 at 11:00 - 12:30p.m.


The application deadline is January 18, 2021.

Signature Community Partner

Operating Funders