The program supports Ontario’s professional artists to experiment and investigate their artistic process or to research topics that examine their arts practice. There are two categories:
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
Self-directed projects that experiment, investigate and/or examine an artist’s practice. Here are three examples of Chalmers Arts Fellowships awarded in the past:
Eligible expenses include:
Ineligible expenses include:
The activity for which you are requesting funding:
The project’s work plan may run continuously or be spread out in several segments.
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions - receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations.
Important: To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a final report form, indicating the program for
which you are submitting a report. To report on a project grant you applied for in Nova, complete and submit the report in Nova.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
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 – Skills and Careers.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Permanent or semi-permanent faculty members of a college or university: Individuals who are tenured, tenured-stream, contractually limited or continuing.
Mentorships: Developmental relationships with more experienced artists or mentors in which the mentor (a more experienced artist or elder) share information, skills or knowledge, and standards or best practices that will advance the artist’s career, enhance their education and build their networks. The artists should receive the primary benefit of the mentorship.
Apprenticeships: Temporary positions with professional artists or arts organizations that provide on-the-job training, giving work experience in the field or artistic practice above the basic level. The apprenticeship must provide education, not merely employment, and the apprentice should receive the primary benefit.
Skills training: Activities that broaden artists’ knowledge, refine their artistic approach and/or allow them to acquire greater mastery of the art or professional practice above the basic level.
Résumé: A list of a person’s education, qualifications and achievements. Each item includes a citation that refers to place and date.
Biography (or bio): A written account that is a description of a person’s accomplishments, include dates.
Informed consent: A process for getting permission before conducting interviews on a person, or for disclosing personal information, or collecting information for the purpose of including their information in any form of use by the interviewer.