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:
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
Important: Individual artists and curators may apply to only one OAC Visual Arts or Craft program per year, regardless of whether their application is successful. The Exhibition Assistance program is the exception to this application limit.
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 activity for which you are requesting funding:
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 – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.