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Please note that programs and deadlines are subject to change. When applying to a specific program, always confirm the application deadline by contacting OAC staff. 

Important Notes

Only applications postmarked by Canada Post or a courier company no later than the deadline day will be accepted. Applications delivered in person must arrive at OAC offices by 8 p.m. on the deadline day.      

April 15, 2014


Arts visuels, arts médiatiques et métiers d'art (program available only in French)
Jets de théâtre (program available only in French)
Media Artists: Mid-Career and Established
Théâtre (program available only in French)

May 1, 2014


Access and Career Development
Visual Artists: Established

May 15, 2014


Northern Arts

June 2, 2014


Chalmers Professional Development
Public Art Galleries
Public Art Galleries Projects

June 16, 2014


Chalmers Arts Fellowships 
Chanson et musique (program available only in French)
Popular Music
Visual Arts Projects
Writers' Works in Progress

July 2, 2014



August 1, 2014


Theatre Projects

September 2, 2014


Artistes visuels et des métiers d'art (program available only in French)

September 15, 2014


Aboriginal Artists in Communities
Aboriginal Arts Projects
Aide à la diffusion artistique (program available only in French)
Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Dance Training
Media Arts Projects
National and International Touring
Ontario Arts Presenters
Ontario Touring
Visual Artists: Mid-Career

October 1, 2014


Aboriginal Curatorial Projects
Artist(s) in the Community/Workplace
Arts Education Projects
Avance médias (program available only in French)
Classical Music Recording
Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects
Dance Initiatives
Media Artists: Mid-Career and Established
Music Commissioning
National and International Residency

October 15, 2014


Craft Projects: Creation and Development
Craft Projects: Connections
Jets de théâtre (program available only in French) (new deadline)
Multi and Integrated Arts
Writers' Works in Progress

November 3, 2014


Media Artists: Emerging
Theatre Organizations – Summer Theatres

November 17, 2014


Northern Arts

December 1, 2014


Chanson et musique (program available only in French)
Création litteraire (program available only in French)
Popular Music
Visual Artists: Emerging
Word of Mouth

December 5, 2014


Works in Progress – Northern Competition

December 15, 2014


Visual Arts Projects

January 15, 2015


Aboriginal Artists in Schools 
Artists in Education 

Applications accepted from September 2, 2014 to January 30, 2015

Writers' Reserve

February 2, 2015


Aboriginal Presenters in the North – Music Events 
Arts Service Organizations
Block Grants to Book Publishers
Organismes franco-ontariens de service aux arts (program available only in French)
Theatre Projects

Applications accepted from June 2, 2014 to February 2, 2015

Exhibition Assistance
Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance

February 17, 2015


Aboriginal Artists in Communities  (formerly Aboriginal Arts Education Projects)
Aboriginal Arts Projects
Choirs & Vocal Groups
Dance Organizations
Édition (program available only in French)
National and International Touring * 
*Francophone applicants attending Contact ontarois may have until March 16 to submit their Touring program applications.
Ontario Arts Presenters  
Ontario Touring *
Francophone applicants attending Contact ontarois may have until March 16 to submit their Touring program applications. 
Writers' Works in Progress 

Applications accepted from September 2, 2014 to February 27, 2015

Theatre Creators' Reserve

March 2, 2015


Artists in the Community/Workplace 
Arts Education Projects
Arts Service Projects
Media Arts Organizations 
Media Arts Projects 
Projets de service aux arts franco-ontariens (program available only in French)
Visual Arts: Artist-Run Centres and Organizations 

March 16, 2015


Literary Festivals and Organizations
Multi and Integrated Arts
Theatre Organizations

April 1, 2015


Aide à la diffusion artistique (program available only in French)
Arts Education Organizations
Community and Multidisciplinary Arts Organizations
Community Arts Councils
Dance Initiatives
National and International Residency
Playwright Residency