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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. As of January 4, 2016, applications delivered in person must arrive at OAC offices by 5 p.m. on the deadline day.

Aboriginal Arts

 

Aboriginal Artists in Communities September 15, 2016
  February 15, 2017
Aboriginal Arts Projects September 15, 2016
  February 15, 2017
Aboriginal Presenters in the North – Music Events December 1, 2016 (new deadline date)
Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance Applications accepted from July 5, 2016 to January 31, 2017

 

Access and Career Development

 

Access and Career Development May 3, 2016

 

Arts Education

 

Aboriginal Artists in Schools January 17, 2017
Artists in Education January 17, 2017
Arts Education Organizations April 4, 2017
Arts Education Projects October 4, 2016
  March 1, 2017

 

Arts Service Organizations

 

 
Arts Service Organizations February 1, 2017
Arts Service Projects March 1, 2017

 

Chalmers

 

Chalmers Arts Fellowships June 15, 2016
Chalmers Professional Development June 1, 2016

 

Community-Engaged Arts

 

Artists in the Community/Workplace October 4, 2016  
  March 1, 2017
Community-Engaged Arts Organizations April 4, 2017

 

Community Arts Councils

 

Community Arts Councils April 4, 2017

 

Compass

 

 
Compass July 5, 2016
  November 1, 2016
  March 1, 2017

 

Crafts

Craft Projects: Connections October 18, 2016
Craft Projects: Creation and Development October 18, 2016
Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance Applications accepted from July 5, 2016 to January 31, 2017
Exhibition Assistance Applications accepted from June 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

 

Creative Engagement Fund

 

Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in Ontario December 1, 2016
(new deadline date)

 

Dance

 

Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Dance Training September 15, 2016
Dance Initiatives October 4, 2016
  April 4, 2017
Dance Organizations February 15, 2017

 

Deaf and Disability Arts

 

Deaf and Disability Arts – Materials and Supplies Assistance Applications accepted from September 15, 2016 to February 28, 2017 
Deaf and Disability Arts Projects September 15, 2016

 

Francophone Arts

 

Programs available only in French
Aide à la diffusion artistique 4 avril 2017
Aide à la diffusion artistique - projets  15 septembre 2016
  4 avril 2017
Artistes visuels et des métiers d'art 1er septembre 2016
Arts visuels, arts médiatiques et métiers d’art : organismes et centres d'artistes autogérés 19 avril 2017
Avance médias 4 octobre 2016
Chanson et musique 15 juin 2016  
  1er décembre 2016  
Création littéraire 1er décembre 2016
Édition 15 février 2017
Jets de théâtre 18 octobre 2016
     19 avril 2017  
Organismes francophones de service aux arts 1er février 2017
Projets d'édition 15 février 2017
Projets de service aux arts francophones 1er mars 2017
Théâtre 19 avril 2017

 

Literature

 

Block Grants to Book Publishers February 1, 2017
Literary Festivals and Organizations March 15, 2017
Literary Festivals and Organizations Projects  March 15, 2017 
Magazines – Operating June 1, 2016
Magazines – Projects June 1, 2016
Word of Mouth December 1, 2016
Writers' Reserve

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

Writers' Works in Progress June 15, 2016
  October 18, 2016
February 15, 2017
Writers' Works in Progress – Comic Arts December 1, 2016 
Writers' Works in Progress – Northern Competition December 1, 2016

 

Media Arts

 

Exhibition Assistance Applications accepted from June 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017
Media Artists: Emerging November 1, 2016
Media Artists: Mid-Career and Established October 4, 2016
  April 19, 2017
Media Arts Organizations March 1, 2017
Media Arts Projects September 15, 2016
  March 1, 2017

 

Multi and Inter-Arts

Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations April 4, 2017
Multi and Inter-Arts Projects October 18, 2016
  March 15, 2017

 

Music

Choirs & Singing Groups February 15, 2017
Choral Organizations February 15, 2017
Classical Music Recording October 4, 2016
Music Commissioning October 4, 2016
Opera February 1, 2017
Opera Projects February 1, 2017
Orchestras March 15, 2017
Orchestras Projects March 15, 2017 
Popular Music June 15, 2016
  December 6, 2016 (new deadline date)
Presenter/Producer November 1, 2016
  April 4, 2017
Presenter/Producer Projects  November 1, 2016
  April 4, 2017

 

Northern Arts

Northern Arts May 17, 2016  
  November 15, 2016  

 

Theatre

 

Playwright Residency April 4, 2017
Theatre Creators' Reserve Applications accepted from
September 6, 2016 to January 31, 2017
Theatre Organizations March 15, 2017
Theatre Organizations - Summer Theatres November 1, 2016
Theatre Projects August 3, 2016
  February 1, 2017

 

Touring

 

National and International Residency October 4, 2016
  April 4, 2017
National and International Touring September 15, 2016
*Francophone applicants applying in French can have until March 15 to submit their Touring program applications. February 15, 2017*
Ontario Arts Presenters September 15, 2016
  February 15, 2017
Ontario Touring September 15, 2016
*Francophone applicants applying in French can have until March 15 to submit their Touring program applications. February 15, 2017*

 

Visual Arts

Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance Applications accepted from July 5 2016 to January 31, 2017
Aboriginal Curatorial Projects October 4, 2016
Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects October 4, 2016
Exhibition Assistance  Applications accepted from June 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017
Public Art Galleries June 1, 2016
Public Art Galleries Projects June 1, 2016
Visual Artists: Emerging November 22, 2016 (new deadline date)
Visual Artists: Mid-Career September 15, 2016
Visual Artists: Established May 3, 2016
March 1, 2017
Visual Arts Projects June 15, 2016
  December 15, 2016