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Music Organizations: Operating

Results Announcement

Deadline Date: October 17, 2017
Evans, Kellylee, Ottawa
Kennedy, Colleen, Thunder Bay
Ohtake, Jesse, Toronto
Zimmerman, Marie, Guelph

Advisory panels are used to provide advice and help set priorities in many granting competitions at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Advisory panels do not make grant decisions. Officers make final grant recommendations to the OAC Director & CEO and the OAC board based on advisors' comments, OAC priorities, the program budget and the number of applications to the program. In Years 2, 3 and 4 of a multi-year cycle, requests are reviewed by the officer and not an advisory panel. 

To safeguard the integrity of the peer assessment process, we do not allow anyone who has a direct conflict of interest with an application to serve on an assessment panel where that application is to be reviewed. Indirect conflicts of interest are managed by a standard OAC procedure.
Number of Applications:
Total Requested:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Total Recommended:
Multi-Year Operating - Year 4
Brott Music Festival, Hamilton, $59,884
Electric Eclectics, Meaford, $11,799
Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, $47,024
Georgian Bay Folk Society, Owen Sound, $29,067
Goderich Celtic Folk Society, Goderich, $20,181
Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph, $40,707
Hillside Festival, Guelph, $64,169
Home County Music and Art Festival, London, $18,682
Mariposa Folk Foundation, Orillia, $42,098
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, Toronto, $27,039
Music and Beyond, Ottawa, $58,384
Music Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, $21,786
Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury, $14,749
Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Ottawa, $108,158  
Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc., Ottawa, $102,653
Stratford Summer Music, Stratford, $42,049
Sunfest - Cross Cultural Arts Committee, London, $34,414
Toronto Downtown Jazz Society, Toronto, $73,627
Toronto Summer Music Festival, Toronto, $51,256
Westben Arts Festival Theatre, Campbellford, $24,638

Arboretum Festival, Ottawa, $15,187
Brookside Music Association, Midland, $9,115
CityFolk, Ottawa, $66,519
Elora Festival, Elora, $29,887
Kitchener Blues Community Inc., Kitchener, $20,255
Lula Music and Arts Centre, Toronto, $23,396
Music Africa Inc, Toronto, $24,235
Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, Kitchener, $12,718
River & Sky Music/Camping Festival, Sudbury, $15,339
Sun Life Financial Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Waterloo, $11,896
SweetWater Music Festival, Owen Sound, $10,324
Trout Forest Music Festival, Ear Falls, $10,225