[Skip to Content] download Acrobat Reader
Ontario Arts Council

Final Report Forms

Final report forms are available upon request. Email your request to finalreport@arts.on.ca indicating the program for which you are submitting a report.

Contact

Maya Bedward

Information Services Coordinator
416-969-7429

Creating and Presenting

Close
The creation, production and presentation of artistic work are the foundation of OAC’s funding model.  We fund these activities through discipline-specific programs, and programs created to serve specific priority groups. We believe that works of artistic merit are created by artists from all communities, regions and cultural backgrounds and that access to the arts makes all of our lives richer.

 

OAC’s key funding objectives for Creating and Presenting are to:  
  • Support artists in creating, producing and presenting innovative and diverse work.
  • Foster healthy and resilient arts organizations and communities.
  • Support new ways of creating and working, as well as new organizational models.
  • Showcase high-quality, relevant artistic work that inspires and engages audiences.
  • Empower new and emerging voices, approaches and perspectives.
  • Ensure access to the arts in regions and communities across Ontario.   
     

Grant Programs

Aboriginal Artists' Materials and Supplies Assistance Toggle Expand
To support First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional/customary Indigenous art forms to create art work. The program provides grants of $500 towards the cost of buying art materials and supplies.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Artistes visuels et des métiers d'art – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Arts visuels, arts médiatiques et métiers d'art : organismes et centres d’artistes autogérés – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Avance médias – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Chanson et musique – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives
Craft Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports craft-based practices through grants to Ontario-based artists, curators, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. There are four categories: Research/Creation and Development – Emerging artists and curators: to help cove...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Création littéraire – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Dance Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional dance organizations in Ontario.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Dance Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports the development, production and presentation of dance by Ontario’s professional dance artists. The grants fall into four categories: Development of new dance work(s): to help cover only the initial artistic costs of creating n...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Deaf and Disability Arts Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports Ontario-based artists and arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability, or ad hoc groups/collectives and arts organizations mandated to serve and led by artists and/or arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a dis...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Édition – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations;For-Profit Book and Magazine Publishers
Exhibition Assistance Toggle Expand
The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist artists and artist collectives with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives
Indigenous Arts Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) artists to research, develop and create new work and engage with their communities, as well as opportunities for Indigenous organizations and communities to strengthen their relationships ...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Jets de théâtre – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Literary Creation Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports Ontario-based literary artists with their living expenses while they complete new works for book-length publication or for public performance, and literary performers who wish to record their own repertoire. There are two categor...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Literary Organizations Projects Toggle Expand
This program supports Ontario-based not-for-profit, professional literary organizations that present Canadian literature to the public, promote Canadian literature, engage literary artists in arts education activity, or assist literary artists hone t...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Literary Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional literary organizations in Ontario, except for book and magazine publishers.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Major Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations for Ontario-based, not-for-profit, professional major arts organizations.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Media Artists Creation Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports individual professional Ontario-based media artists/directors working with film, video, audio, digital, new media, video and electronic games, and virtual reality as independent artist-controlled art forms in the production and p...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Media Arts Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional media arts organizations in Ontario.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit professional multi- and inter-arts organizations in Ontario.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Multi and Inter-Arts Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports the creation, production and presentation of multi- and inter-arts work by professional Ontario artists, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations working in all art forms and initiatives that benefit the professional multi- an...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Music Creation Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports Ontario-based professional artists creating original musical works. There are two categories: Self-directed creation: Projects for composition/writing of a new piece of music or body of work (e.g. song set) Commissioning...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Music Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, opera companies, orchestras, choral organizations and other music-mandated producers and presenters in Ontario. They include: Opera companies Orchestras (also includes semi-profe...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Music Production and Presentation Projects Toggle Expand
This program supports the development and presentation of all genres of music by Ontario-based professional musicians, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. Activities include rehearsal and repertoire development, single performances/concerts,...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives
Music Recording Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports the recording of music by Ontario-based musicians including composers, songwriters and beat producers. These recordings can include demos/EPs or full-length albums.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Northern Arts Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports the creation, production and presentation of art work; professional development; and community arts engagement initiatives that benefit communities in northern Ontario. There are five categories: New Works: to help cover the...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Public Art Galleries: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional public art galleries in Ontario.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Publishing Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports Ontario-based, Canadian-owned book and magazine publishers that publish works of literary, artistic or cultural importance for the general public. There are two categories: Book publishers: Organizations that publish books i...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations;For-Profit Book and Magazine Publishers
Théâtre – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators Toggle Expand
To assist theatre creators to develop new work. This is a third-party recommender program. Applications are made to and funding decisions are made by the theatre companies enrolled in the program.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives
Theatre Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional theatre organizations in Ontario.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Theatre Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports professional theatrical exploration, creation, development, production and presentation, regardless of theatrical tradition, as well as initiatives that benefit the Ontario professional theatre community. The grants fall into fiv...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Visual Artists Creation Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports professional Ontario-based visual artists to create new work and to continue work in progress. The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the visual arts, and to support excellence, regional activity, diverse ...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Visual Arts Artist-Run Centres and Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional visual arts organizations in Ontario.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Visual Arts Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports organizations, ad hoc groups/collectives and independent curators to present projects that exhibit, document or disseminate the work of professional Ontario visual artists or provide professional development for artists. Grants a...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Writers' Reserve Toggle Expand
To assist professional writers in the creation of new work. This program is administered by third-party recommenders from the literary community.
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Media Arts Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports not-for-profit organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that present, document or disseminate the work of professional Ontario media artists, or that provide media artists with professional development opportunities. There are...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations