The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional public art galleries in Ontario.
The program’s priorities are to support diverse public art galleries that demonstrate a commitment to Ontario’s visual arts infrastructure, including exhibition/presentation, production, distribution, artist development, and opportunities created for the public to interact with contemporary visual art.
Read the Guide to OAC Operating Programs for more eligibility information.
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to apply online in Nova 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.
Public art galleries: promote and encourage understanding of the visual arts. Their professional staff create the context in which artists’ works are seen in relationship with community and culture. Through exhibitions, publications, education and outreach initiatives, public art galleries present and interpret works of art, and hold art collections in trust for their communities.