The program supports Ontario-based, professional, not-for-profit arts organizations to research, develop, test and refine strategies to better engage the seniors in their communities, not only as audience members, but as volunteers, ambassadors, trustees and active participants.
Important: This program information may be further updated. Be sure to review it before completing an application in Nova.
The program’s priorities are to support projects that:
Note: Collaborations between two or more Ontario-based, not-for-profit arts organizations are eligible. Select one organization to apply; if successful, this organization will receive the grant on behalf of the group. Collaborating organizations must have a Memorandum of Understanding at the time of application.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
Note: Applicants may apply for up to 100 per cent of the project costs, but are encouraged to seek revenue from a variety of sources where possible.
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report. You are also required to submit an interim report before the release of a second grant installment, and you may be required to submit an interim report if your project is longer than 24 months. See Terms and conditions – receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations. Report forms will be available in Nova.
Interim and/or 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:
You are encouraged to contact the Program Officer to discuss eligibility before applying.
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Seniors: for the purposes of this program, individuals who are 65 years and older
Memorandum of understanding (MOU): formal agreement between two or more organizations outlining the terms and responsibilities of a partnership. MOUs are not legally binding but they carry a degree of seriousness and mutual respect.