Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
11/20/19 1:00 PM ET
Grants of up to $15,000 to Northern Ontario professional artists, ad hoc groups, collectives, nonprofit organizations, First Nations, and First Nations schools for a broad range of arts activities. Funding is available for professional development; the production, creation, and presentation or artistic works; and community arts engagement initiatives that benefit communities in Northern Ontario.
There are four categories:
1. New works: to help cover the costs of creation and production of new works in all artistic disciplines
2. Presentation: to help cover the costs of presenting artistic work
3. Skills/Career development: for artists to undertake skills and career development projects and for groups presenting projects that will benefit northern Ontario artists
4. Working with community: to help cover the costs of community-engaged arts projects
The program’s priorities are to:
-Foster the development and growth of the arts in Northern Ontario;
-Recognize and value the distinctive nature of the arts produced in Ontario’s northern regions;
-Support Northern Ontario artists at any stage in their professional careers, recognizing that creating, producing and promoting their work is essential to the artistic diversity and regional representation of Ontario;
-Support the arts and arts service organizations in northern Ontario to build capacity and infrastructure;
-Provide northern audiences with access to arts experiences;
-Support projects that are inclusive and accessible to audiences, participants, and community members.
What this program funds:
-Creation and production of new works in all artistic disciplines.
-Exhibitions, single and series presentations, concerts, literary readings, book fairs, festivals, and publications connected to an event, such as exhibition catalogues.
-for individuals to participate at conferences, workshops, seminars, short-term courses, mentorships, festivals or other similar opportunities, provincially, nationally or internationally
-for organizations, collectives and ad-hoc groups/collectives to present conferences, workshops, seminars or projects that will benefit northern artists in their artistic and/or career development
-Community-engaged arts projects in communities and schools, collaborations, residencies, and initiatives that engage community members in a creative process.
GrantWatch ID#: 180883
-New Works: Maximum $15,000
-Presentation: Maximum $15,000
-Skills/Career Development: Maximum $15,000
-Working with Community: Maximum $15,000
The activities for which you are requesting funding cannot start before the deadline; cannot finish before you receive your grant results; and must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Christina Akrong, Program Officer
Alana Forslund, Northwestern Representative
807-632-4575 / 1-866-391-2221
Terry Gitersos, Program Administrator
416-961-1660 ext. 5144
Sophie Edwards, Northeastern Representative