The program supports craft-based practices through grants to Ontario-based artists, curators, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. There are four categories:
The program’s priorities are to support:
Important: Due to the number of applications we receive and the limited funds that are available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
Research/Creation and Development:
Important: For collaborative projects in Research/Creation and Development or Connections categories, you have the option of:
More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs
Important: Curators undertaking research and development projects without a public presentation component should apply to the Research/Creation and Development category. The project must include Ontario artists. If the project involves non-Ontario artists coming to Ontario, and/or Ontario artists going outside the province, you must describe a clear benefit to Ontario’s arts community and/or audiences.
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
If your project has a public launch, e.g. exhibition opening, it must not be scheduled to open to the public before you receive your 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.