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Ontario Arts Council


Nina Charest

Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7417

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.

Arts Service Projects


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.


The priorities are to support services developed or delivered for organizations that specifically serve any of OAC’s priority groups.

Deadline Dates

April 10, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available approximately four months after the deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Arts Service Projects: maximum $10,000

Eligible applicants

  • Ad hoc groups/collectives of professional artists or arts professionals with a permanent physical address in Ontario.
  • Ontario-based not-for-profit arts organizations.
  • Organizations must serve professional artists, arts professionals and/or arts organizations eligible to apply to another OAC program.

Important: Applications to this program must include at least one confirmed collaborator.

Ineligible applicants

  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

This program funds

Eligible activities include:

  • Research
  • Professional development (may include grant writing, management and human resources, marketing, and networking, other needed skills)
  • Equity training services
  • Health and wellness services
  • Employment and fee standards
  • Advocacy initiatives
  • Other services that promote the purpose of the program.

This program does not fund

  • Ongoing services delivered by any organization funded by an OAC operating program
  • Capital expenses
  • Projects that serve the applicant themselves. For organizational development projects please see the Compass program

Activity timing

The activities for which you are requesting funding:

  • cannot start before the deadline;
  • cannot finish before you receive your grant results; and
  • must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results.

Important: You are not eligible to apply to this program if you have an overdue or unapproved final report in any OAC grant program. If you are unsure of the due date or status of any final report(s), please contact OAC.

Final report requirements

If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions for Project Programs for more information on reporting obligations. A final report form will be available in Nova. Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
  • Description of the project undertaken and its outcomes, including details on any minor or approved changes to what had been outlined in the application.
  • Final budget.
  • Documentation and/or an explanation of how you acknowledged or will acknowledge OAC support for your project. This should include samples of OAC logo recognition on any promotional or other materials produced in conjunction with the project, such as publications, brochures, posters, invitations, websites, or videos/films. This could also include a description of verbal acknowledgement at public events or the intention to include OAC acknowledgement in associated future activities/materials.

To apply

Program-specific definitions

Unique services: are those not currently available, or existing services to which the targeted professional artists, arts professionals or arts organizations do not currently have access.

Collaborator(s): (one or multiple) can be any kind of group or organization that has an active role in the project. It may be, but is not limited to, another arts group, an organization from the health or education sector or from the private sector. The collaborator cannot be paid a fee to be involved in the project. The collaborator cannot be an individual and cannot solely be a corporate sponsor.