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Ontario Arts Council

Contact

Mark Haslam

Officer
416-969-7453
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7453

Amber Yared

Program Administrator
416-969-7461
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7461

Media Arts Organizations: Operating

Purpose

The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional media arts organizations in Ontario.

Priorities

The program’s priority is to support organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to Ontario’s professional media artists, the media arts infrastructure and their role in the region.

Deadline Dates

February 27, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
  • In 2018 this program is in year two of a three-year cycle and is not accepting new applicants.
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Financial and statistical reports must be submitted through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC) before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available in July 2018.
  • If you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program your grant will be conditional upon receipt of the report.

Important:

  • New applicants must contact the program officer to discuss eligibility.
  • 2020 is the next deadline open to new applicants to this program.

Recent changes

  • The deadline changed.

Eligible applicants

  • Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario
  • Organizations must have:
    • at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last fiscal year, and in projected revenues for the current and requested years (for applicants not currently receiving funding from this program)
    • at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming, as of the application date. If your organization does not meet this requirement, consider applying for project funding
    • a range of revenue sources
    • an active board of directors/governing body
  • Organizations must pay appropriate professional fees to artists. See current recommended fee schedules established by Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and by the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA). Artists’ travel and accommodation costs and per diems are not considered substitutes for artists’ fees to present/exhibit their work.

Important:
If your organization is within a multi-purpose institution (that is, a multidisciplinary arts organizations), you must clearly demonstrate your independence by being able to fulfill all OAC eligibility requirements separately and distinctly from the multi-purpose institution.


The organization must provide their fully segregated and itemized financial statement as well as the multi-purpose institution’s financial statement.


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

Ineligible applicants

  • non-arts organizations
  • municipalities, colleges and/or universities

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:

Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.


For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Operating Programs.