The program supports Ontario’s professional artists to acquire new skills that advance their arts practice. There are two categories:
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
You may submit only one application to either the Chalmers Arts Fellowships or the Chalmers Professional Development Grants program, not both, in the same year.
The activities 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 email@example.com 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/university: Individuals who are tenured, tenured-stream, contractually limited or continuing:
Mentorships: developmental relationships with more experienced artists or elders who share information, skills/knowledge or best practice.
Apprenticeships: temporary positions with professional artists or arts organizations that provide on-the-job training, which advances a professional artist’s skills. Apprentices cannot replace current positions contracted by professional artists or arts organizations.