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:
Important: You may only apply for one category per deadline. (Professional development activity can include study/training; mentorship; internship/apprenticeship; and/or documentation of art work in one application.)
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:
More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs
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:
Important: You cannot apply to this program if you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program.
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.