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Rohana Buzamlak

Program Administrator
416-969-7416
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7416

Final Report Forms

All final reports are completed and submitted in Nova, OAC’s online granting system. This now includes grants received through a paper application process. For instructions on how to log into Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For enquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.

Dance Training Projects: Equity and Access

Purpose

The program supports dance training derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary dance of the African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern and South Asian diasporas, Indigenous dance, and Deaf and disability dance practices. There are three categories:

  • Dance schools: contribution to the artistic fees for their pre-professional dance training curriculum
  • Dance companies: contribution to the artistic fees for their dancer training program(s)
  • Individual dance artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability: contribution to the artistic fees for their dance training

Deadline Dates

September 20, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant results will be available approximately four months after the deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Dance schools: maximum $10,000
  • Dance companies: maximum $10,000
  • Individual Deaf dance artists and/or dance artists with a disability: maximum $3,000

Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

Recent changes

  • The program was previously called Indigenous and Culturally Specific Dance: Training Projects.

Eligible applicants

  • dance schools led by professional dance artists of colour or Indigenous dance artists. Dance schools must:
    • train students for a professional career in dance through a dance instruction curriculum derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms
    • be Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario, or an Ontario-based ad hoc group/collective
    • have a range of revenue sources
  • dance companies led by professional dance artists of colour or Indigenous dance artists. They must:
    • create and produce dance derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms
    • be Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations or national not-for-profit corporations
  • dance companies that receive a grant under $30,000 in the Dance Organizations: Operating program and are led by dance artists of colour or Indigenous dance artists, or dance companies led by dance artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • individual professional dance artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • you must have a permanent physical address in Ontario

Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.

Ineligible applicants

  • dance schools, dance ad hoc/collectives and dance companies that do not train, create and present dance derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms, and not lead by professional dance artists of colour or Indigenous dance artists
  • organizations that receive a grant over $30,000 in the Dance Organizations: Operating program except for dance organizations led by dance artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • organizations that receive an operating grant in other OAC programs, with the exception of organizations mandated to serve one or more of OAC priority groups
    • You must demonstrate that you have engaged professional dance artists to carry out the project, for example, the expertise of the professional dance teachers directly involved in the project, and/or the expertise of an advisory committee that includes dance professionals.
  • individuals except if they are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • for-profit dance schools
  • arts festivals/series
  • dance competitions
  • elementary or secondary public or private schools
  • colleges, universities and municipalities
  • school boards
  • Ontario schools run by First Nations or Indigenous Education Authorities

This program funds

  • dance teacher(s), Elder(s) and/or Guru(s)fees, and their transportation and accommodation costs if they are not residents in your organization’s city/town/First Nation
  • professional dancers’ fees allocated to the training work plan only for Dance companies and Individual dance artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • artistic director’s fee if engaged to teach the training program or dance class(es)
  • accompanist(s)’ fees
  • administration costs not to exceed $250
  • studio rental

Important: For Dance companies including dance ad hoc groups/collectives and Individual Deaf dance artists and dance artists with disabilities: If your project costs are $10,000 or less, you do not need additional revenue sources.

This program does not fund

  • creation, production, and presentation of dance work(s) (See Dance Projects)
  • choreographic workshops (See Dance Projects)
  • events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • artistic director’s fee unless they are remunerated separately for teaching the project’s dance class(es)
  • costumes, scenery, music commissions and music recording
  • tours (see Touring Projects)
  • local transportation costs (transit fares, parking fees, and mileage) and accommodation costs for the artistic director, students, teachers, dance artists or accompanists
  • ongoing operating costs including fundraising activities, membership fees, etc.
  • competition-based dance performances/series, or amateur, pre-professional or student productions/recitals
  • purchase of equipment, renovations, etc.

Activity timing

The activity for which you are requesting funding:

  • cannot start before the deadline
  • cannot finish before you receive your grant results
  • must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results

Final report requirements

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 finalreport@arts.on.ca 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:

  • description of the project undertaken and its outcomes, including details on any minor or approved changes to what had been outlined in the application
  • final budget
  • documentation and/or an explanation of how you acknowledged or will acknowledge OAC support for your project. This should include samples of OAC logo recognition on any promotional or other materials produced in conjunction with the project, such as publications, brochures, posters, invitations, websites, or videos/films. This could also include a description of verbal acknowledgement at public events or the intention to include OAC acknowledgement in associated future activities/materials
  • you are not required to submit support artistic examples from the project undertaken

To apply

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:

  • basic information about the project
  • your answers to application questions
  • project budget
  • artistic examples:
    • all applicants must include one video example of the dance teacher(s)’, Elder(s)’ or Guru(s)’ artistic work. For example, this may show them in performance or teaching a class. (maximum three minutes)
    • dance schools: you must include one video example that shows your students in a classroom instructed by a member of your faculty and one video example that shows your students performing in a theatre venue. (maximum three minutes each)
    • dance companies and individual Deaf dance artists and dance artists with disabilities: you must include two examples of your dance work. (maximum three minutes)
    • This video will help: Preparing Effective Support Material for Theatre, Dance and Performance-Based Multi and Inter-Arts
  • support documents: applicant’s résumé/biography, and biography(ies) of the dance teacher(s), Elder(s), Guru(s) or specialists
    • Important: Letters of support/reference or letters of agreement/confirmation are not accepted.

Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.


For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Skills and Careers.


For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.

Program-specific definitions

Dance class: a particular course of dance instruction with a group of dance students or professional dancers.

 

Pre-professional dance students: students who aspire to work as professional dancers.

 

Biography (or bio): a written account that is a description of a person’s accomplishments, including dates.

 

Résumé: A list of a person’s education, qualifications and achievements. Each item includes a citation that refers to place and date.