The program supports Ontario-based artists and arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability, or ad hoc groups/collectives and arts organizations mandated to serve and led by artists and/or arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability. It funds all contemporary and traditional art practices that are supported at OAC. There are three categories:
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
You are not eligible to apply for the professional development category in this program if you have applied to any of the following programs and have not received notification this application was unsuccessful:
Important: In the professional development category, you can apply for more than one activity, e.g. applying to take a workshop and to work with a mentor.
The activities 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 for Project Programs 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 three 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 – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Deaf artists or artists with disabilities includes individuals who have physical, mental or learning conditions with long-term, temporary or varying effects that may or may not be apparent.