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Free-circulation and online magazines now eligible for funding

The next Periodicals program deadline is June 16

Toronto, May 14, 2008 – A recent review of the OAC’s Periodicals program has resulted in program changes.


  • The Periodicals program will continue to fund print magazines that contain English-language Canadian fiction, poetry and critical commentary on Canadian contemporary arts, culture and society

Changes include:

  • The Periodicals program will now also fund free-circulation and online magazines that have the same type of content as eligible print magazines
  • Eligible magazines with circulations over 30,000 may also apply
  • The application deadline has been extended to June 16, 2008


  • About the OAC’s Periodicals program, including eligibility requirements
  • For further information, please contact Lorraine Filyer, Literature Officer (416-969-7438 or call toll free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7438). New applicants must contact the Literature Officer in sufficient time to discuss application requirements.

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Hamal Docter, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Arts Council
416-969-7434 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, the OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.