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Maya Bedward

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416-969-7429

Developing Careers and Arts Services

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Strengthening skills, building capacity and sharing knowledge among Ontario’s artists and arts organizations is increasingly important in today’s environment of rapid change, competing challenges and emerging opportunities, including new technologies and ways of working.   
 
In developing our strategic plan, OAC heard from the arts sector that they value and need opportunities for professional development, capacity-building and increased connections among artists and arts organizations. 
  
The OAC supports training, mentorship, career development and capacity building at the individual, organization and sectoral level.
 
OAC’s key objectives in Developing Careers and Arts Services are to:  
  • Build a resilient and healthy arts sector; 
  • Ensure artists and other arts professionals have access to learning opportunities; 
  • Enhance capacity of arts organizations, in particular new and emerging organizations; 
  • Promote collaboration within the arts community. 
     

Grant Programs

Arts Service Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional arts service organizations in Ontario. Arts service organizations may have provincial, national, regional or local mandates. There are two categories: Arts service organ...
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Arts Service Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports collaborative projects, led by Ontario-based ad hoc arts groups/arts collectives or arts organizations that develop or provide unique services for professional arts communities in Ontario.
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Chalmers Arts Fellowships Toggle Expand
The program supports Ontario’s professional artists who want to experiment and investigate their artistic process or to research topics that examine their arts practice. There are two categories: Artists practicing professionally for 10 years or...
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Chalmers Professional Development Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports Ontario’s professional artists to acquire new skills that advance their arts practice. There are two categories: Artists practicing professionally for 10 years or less Artists practicing professionally for 11 years or mo...
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Compass Toggle Expand
This program assists arts managers with professional development projects, and assists arts organizations with development projects intended to build administrative and management capacity in the arts. There are four categories: Category 1 – Org...
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations;For-Profit Book and Magazine Publishers
Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse Toggle Expand
The program supports the development of the work of Ontario-based Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour, and the exhibition infrastructure in Ontario. It aims to increase the ability of Ontario public galleries, artist-run centres...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Indigenous and Culturally Specific Dance: Training Projects Toggle Expand
The program supports dance training in customary/traditional and contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms. There are two categories: Dance school: to help cover the curriculum costs ...
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
National and International Residency Projects Toggle Expand
The program provides Ontario artists with financial support to pursue professional development opportunities outside the province. The program aims to: provide support at a time in an artist’s career when artistic growth and renewal will have an...
What We Fund
Creating and Presenting
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Organismes francophones de service aux arts – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Not-for-Profit Organizations
Services aux arts francophones – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Ad hoc Groups/Collectives;Not-for-Profit Organizations
Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour Toggle Expand
This program supports Ontario-based Indigenous arts professionals and arts professionals of colour for professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance applicants’ work and careers. It funds all contemporary and traditional art ...
What We Fund
Developing Careers and Arts Services
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;Ad hoc Groups/Collectives