The program supports the development, production and presentation of dance by Ontario’s professional dance artists. The grants fall into four categories:
The program’s priorities are projects that engage Ontario-based choreographers; dance ad hoc groups, collectives and companies; and dance series/festivals that do not present the curator’s work.
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs
More about OAC’s project program eligibility
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
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.
Dance school: trains students for a professional career in dance through a multi-year dance instruction curriculum of no less than 10 hours per week. The courses must be accessible to Ontarians through a competitive audition/admission process. The school earns revenue in many ways, including student tuition fees.
Multi- and inter-arts activities:are practices, initiatives and events that have two or more artistic forms present in equal balance in the creation, production and presentation of work. Artistic forms may remain separate or can be combined to create new, unified forms. Multi and inter-arts activities involve bringing art forms together in ways that makes the activity unique and therefore not eligible for funding in OACs discipline-based programs in Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts or Media Arts.
Student: An individual enrolled in a full-time (two or more courses) undergraduate program at a college or university, dance school, or studying dance at a private studio or training organization/conservatory.