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.
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 for Project Programs for more information on reporting obligations. 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:
Mentorship: developmental relationship with a more experienced artist, mentor or elder in which the mentor shares information, skills or knowledge, and standards or best practices that will advance the artist’s career, enhance their education and build their networks. The mentee artist should receive the primary benefit of the mentorship.
Apprenticeship: temporary position with a professional artist or arts organization that provides on-the-job training and work experience in the field or artistic practice above the basic level. The apprenticeship must provide education, not merely employment; the apprentice should receive the primary benefit
Skills training: activities that broaden an artist’s knowledge, refines their artistic approach and/or allows them to acquire greater mastery of their art or professional practice above the basic level
Résumé: list of a person’s education, qualifications and achievements; include location and date for each item
Biography (or bio): a written description of a person’s accomplishments; including dates