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Ontario Arts Council


Myles Warren

Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7422

Rohana Buzamlak

Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7416

Final Report Forms

Final report forms are available upon request. Email your request to finalreport@arts.on.ca indicating the program for which you are submitting a report.

Dance Organizations: Operating


The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional dance organizations in Ontario.

Deadline Dates

February 15, 2017, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Financial and statistical reports must be submitted through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC) before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available June, 2017.
  • If you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program, your grant will be conditional upon receipt of the report.


  • This program is in year two of a three-year cycle.
  • New applicants must contact the program officer to discuss eligibility.
  • Organizations that are not currently receiving operating funding may only apply in the first year of a multi-year cycle.
  • 2019 is the next deadline open to new applicants to this program.

Eligible applicants

  • Dance companies, dance presenters, dance schools or dance organizations that support Ontario’s professional dance sector.
  • Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario.
  • Organizations must have:
    • at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last fiscal year, and in projected revenues for the current and requested years (for applicants not currently receiving funding from this program);
    • at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming, as of the application date. If your organization does not meet this requirement, consider applying for project funding;
    • a range of revenue sources; and
    • an active board of directors/governing body.

Ineligible applicants

  • Dance schools funded as a provincial secondary or post-secondary education instution.
  • Non-arts organizations.
  • Dance service organizations.
  • Municipalities, secondary schools, colleges and/or universities.

More about eligibility for OAC’s operating programs

To apply

Program-specific definitions

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.