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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.   We are in the process of making some changes to our program names and deadline dates.  Please check back periodically for updates.

Important Notes

Only applications postmarked by Canada Post or a courier company no later than the deadline day will be accepted. As of January 4, 2016, applications delivered in person must arrive at OAC offices by 5 p.m. on the deadline day.

September 15, 2016


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

October 4, 2016


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 18, 2016


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

November 1, 2016


Media Artists: Emerging
Presenter/Producer Projects
Theatre Organizations – Summer Theatres

November 15, 2016


Northern Arts

November 22, 2016


Visual Artists: Emerging

December 1, 2016


Aboriginal Presenters in the North – Music Events (new deadline date)
Chanson et musique (program available only in French)
Création littéraire (program available only in French)
Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in Ontario 
Word of Mouth
Writers' Works in Progress – Comic Arts
Writers' Works in Progress – Northern Competition 

December 6, 2016


Popular Music

December 15, 2016


Visual Arts Projects
Deaf and Disability Arts - Materials and Supplies Assistance

Applications accepted from June 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Exhibition Assistance

Applications accepted from July 5, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance

Applications accepted from September 6, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Theatre Creators' Reserve

Applications accepted from September 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Writers' Reserve