The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional dance organizations in Ontario.
More about eligibility for OAC’s 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.