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Ontario Arts Council

Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating

Purpose

The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit professional multi- and inter-arts organizations in Ontario.

Deadline Dates

April 4, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

  • In 2018 this program is in year one of a three-year cycle and is accepting new applicants.
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Financial and statistical reports must be submitted through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC) before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available in August 2018.
  • If you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program your grant will be conditional upon receipt of the report.

Important:

  • New applicants must contact the program officer to discuss eligibility.
  • 2021 will be the next deadline open to new applicants to this program.

Recent changes

The program supports organizations that work in two or more art forms in equal balance. The previous requirement was three or more art forms.

Eligible applicants

  • Multi- and inter-arts organizations must have two or more art forms represented in their mandates and activities.
  • Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario.
  • Organizations must have:
    • at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last fiscal year, and in projected revenues for the current and requested years (for applicants not currently receiving funding from this program)
    • at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming, as of the application date. If your organization does not meet this requirement, consider applying for project funding
    • a range of revenue sources
    • an active board of directors/governing body

Read the Guide to OAC Operating Programs for more eligibility information.

Ineligible applicants

  • non-arts organizations
  • municipalities, colleges and/or universities

To apply

Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.


Before applying, you must:

Your application includes:

Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.


For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric - Operating Programs.

Program-specific definitions

Multi- and inter-arts activities: practices, initiatives and events that have two or more artistic forms present in equal balance in the creation, production and presentation of work. Artistic forms may remain separate or can be combined to create new, unified forms. Multi- and inter-arts activities involve bringing art forms together in ways that make the activity unique and therefore not eligible for funding in OAC’s discipline-based programs in Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature, Visual Arts or Media Arts.