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Literary Festivals and Organizations

Literary Festivals and Organizations
January 01, 2006 - January 01, 2006

Program for: Organizations

Purpose: The Literary* Festivals and Organizations program provides operating support to not-for-profit, professional literary organizations in Ontario to assist them to present Canadian literature to the public, promote or distribute Canadian literature, engage literary artists in arts education activity, or assist literary artists in honing their craft, in order to sustain a healthy literary community.

* Literary includes oral literature such as dub poetry, sound poetry, spoken word and storytelling.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for operating funding through this program, literary organizations must:

  • be an Ontario not-for-profit corporation

OR

  • be a federal not-for-profit corporation (with the exception of book and magazine publishers) with the head office in Ontario
  • be led by professional personnel
  • have completed at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming in its community as of the application date (an organization that does not meet this requirement may instead apply for project funding)
  • have a range of revenue sources such as private and government
  • be governed by a board of directors or an advisory body solely responsible for the organization
  • have community support and involvement demonstrated through one or more of the following: membership, fundraising and volunteer involvement.
  • have proof of sound financial management
  • submit verification of financial results of the last completed fiscal year with their applications. The type of financial statement we require depends on the amount of your grant request and the size of your annual budget, as follows:
    • over $30,000, for all revenue levels: audited financial statement
    • requests $10,001-$30,000: review engagement (or, if available, audited financial statements)
    • requests $10,000 and under, for organizations with revenues $100,000 or over: review engagement (or, if available, audited financial statement)
    • requests $10,000 and under, for organizations with revenues under $100,000: unaudited financial statement (or, if available, review engagement or audited financial statement). Unaudited financial statements must be prepared using the format of the CADAC accounting template, which is to be found at www.thecadac.ca/cms/en/guides.html, along with a guide to its use.

If you do not provide the type of financial statement required, we will reduce your grant request to an eligible level.

NOTE:
Potential new applicants must contact the officer well in advance of the deadline to discuss eligibility and to request an application package.

Deadline Date: March 15, 2017
Grant notification letters will be mailed out four months after the application deadline. 

Program Guidelines and Application Form

The following guidelines are for information only. Before making an application, please ensure you have the 2017 guidelines and application, which can be obtained by contacting the OAC (see below). Guidelines and application forms are available on the web at least three months before the deadline.

For all operating applicants:

Click here to read detailed qualifiers of the criteria that assessors will use while reading your application.

For more information

  • Jack Illingworth, Literature Officer, 416-969-7438, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7438, jillingworth@arts.on.ca.
  • Helen Floros, Program Administrator, 416-969-7440, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7440, hfloros@arts.on.ca.

For Results Announcements for this program, please click here.