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Types of Grants Available

OAC offers grants to individual artists and arts organizations.

Project Grants

These are one-time grants for specific projects. They are not meant to cover operating or ongoing expenses. OAC also uses the term project grants for its grants to individual artists. Organizations that fail to meet the criteria for operating grants may apply for project funding if it is available.   

Operating Grants

These are grants that cover operating expenses of established arts organizations that meet the assessment criteria for on-going support. Arts organizations that receive operating support from the OAC have experienced the new assessment process for more than a year. Advisory panels are instructed to give a 50 per cent weighting to artistic quality and 50 per cent to financial and organizational effectiveness when evaluating how organizations meet the assessment criteria for operating grants.