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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.

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Maya Bedward

Information Services Coordinator
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
What We Fund
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional arts service organizations in Ontario with provincial, national, regional or local mandates.
Arts Service Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
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.
Chalmers Arts Fellowships Toggle Expand
What We Fund
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.
Chalmers Professional Development Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports Ontario’s professional artists to acquire new skills that advance their arts practice.
Compass Toggle Expand
What We Fund
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.
Indigenous and Culturally Specific Dance: Training Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports dance training in customary/traditional and contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms.
National and International Residency Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program provides Ontario artists with financial support to pursue professional development opportunities outside the province.
Organismes francophones de service aux arts – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program is available in French only.
Services aux arts francophones – projets Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program is available in French only.
Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour Toggle Expand
What We Fund
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 practices that are supported at OAC.