In fulfilling its mandate, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) serves one of the most diverse cultural, racial, linguistic and Indigenous populations in Canada. Through its programs and services, OAC supports artists, organizations and communities across Ontario, and identifies all applicants outside Toronto as a funding priority.
Ontario’s regional characteristics can exert strong influences on artists. At the same time, artists and arts organizations in geographically distant parts of the province face particular challenges with regard to access to resources and professional opportunities. Read more
The OAC has a number of programs that specifically support Ontario’s performing arts presenters outside of the city of Toronto and for individuals, ad hoc groups/collectives representing any artistic discipline to tour their work in Ontario. Applicants who live and work in the North are encouraged to apply to any program in which their activities are eligible