Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional dance organizations in Ontario.
Read the Guide to OAC Operating Programs for more eligibility information.
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:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric - Operating Programs.
Dance companies create, produce and present dance works; have annual performance activities and full-evening dance programs of their work.
Dance presenters present dance series and/or dance festivals. They hire professional dance artists and companies and pay a guaranteed fee for each presentation.
Dance schools train students for a professional career in dance through a multi-year dance instruction curriculum of no less than ten hours per week. Courses must be accessible to Ontarians through a competitive audition/admission process. The school earns revenue in many ways, including student tuition fees.