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 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:
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
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.
The activity for which you are requesting funding:
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. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
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:
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.
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.