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Ontario Arts Council

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Maya Bedward

Information Services Coordinator
416-969-7429
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7429

Final Report Forms

To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email finalreport@arts.on.ca to request a final report form, indicating the program for which you are submitting a report.


To report on a project grant you applied for in Nova, complete and submit the report in Nova.

Related Links

Finding local artists and arts organizations

If you are interested in inviting an artist or arts organization to work with your community or in your school you can refer to these resources. If you are an artist or arts organization, you are encouraged to complete a profile on these sites as applicable. If you are aware of other resources, please email the Program Administrator.


For an introduction to the field of community-engaged art, have a look at: Framing Community

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

Purpose

The program supports projects that bring together Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to:

  • work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge
  • teach arts workshops in schools during the upcoming school year, engaging children and youth in creative, active, hands-on and in-depth arts experiences

There are five categories:

  • Community arts projects: to help cover the costs of participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: to help cover the costs of artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Indigenous languages through the arts
  • Training for community artists and animators: to help cover the costs of Indigenous artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice
  • Indigenous artists in schools projects: to help cover the costs of activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts
  • Indigenous artists in northern fly-in communities: supports (a) applicants from fly-in communities working anywhere in Ontario, and (b) applicants from anywhere in Ontario working in fly-in communities

Note: Applicants may apply to only one category.

Deadline Dates

February 22 and August 29, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications will be available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification approximately four months after the deadline.

Important: Individuals have the option to apply orally to this program. For more information or to apply, call 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7401.

Grant amount(s)

  • Community arts projects: maximum $15,000
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: maximum $15,000
  • Training for community artists and animators: maximum $15,000
  • Indigenous artists in schools projects: maximum $15,000
  • Indigenous artists in northern Ontario fly-in communities: maximum $17,000

Recent changes

  • The Indigenous Artists in Communities Projects and Indigenous Artists in Schools programs have been merged into one program with two deadlines.
  • The Indigenous artists in northern Ontario fly-in communities category, with a maximum grant of $17,000, is now open to community arts projects, as well as school projects.

Eligible applicants

  • professional artists and Elders who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit, and are Ontario residents
  • ad hoc group/collectives comprised of individuals, of whom at least 50 per cent identify as Indigenous
  • not-for-profit Indigenous organizations, centres and councils
  • Elders and language/knowledge keepers who are engaged in an artistic practice
    • Helpers may be co-applicants or named in the project and included in the budget
  • Ontario schools run by First Nations or Indigenous Education Authorities, applying to bring in Indigenous artists
  • part-time teachers
    • Note: they may only apply for a project happening at the school where they are employed if a letter from the school is provided stating that they are doing the project outside employment hours
  • applicants must have a permanent physical address in Ontario

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

Ineligible applicants

  • students
  • municipalities, colleges and/or universities
  • teachers employed full-time by a school board, private school, or a school run by a First Nation or First Nation education authority during the period of time the project will take place

This program funds

  • community-engaged co-creation, production, exhibitions and presentations, in all arts disciplines
  • workshop series, art camps, summer programs, experiential arts learning activities and after-school art programs
  • community-based arts activities held in schools, community centres, health centres, home studios, galleries, site specific and on the land
  • training for artists who wish to improve their skills and work in community settings
  • hands-on workshops in schools that engage students in a creative process
  • fees and expenses for Elders and language/knowledge keepers who are engaged in an artistic practice, and helpers
  • mentorship of emerging Indigenous artist educators, aged between 18 and 30
  • preparation time, insurance, vulnerable-sector checks, administrative activities of artists.
  • transportation, accommodations and meals, materials and supplies, and equipment rental (if applicable)

This program does not fund

  • events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • fundraising activities
  • capital expenses
  • talent shows
  • school board costs beyond artists fees and travel
  • non-arts partner staff or administrative activities
  • faculty or student projects associated with their research, course work or studies

Activity timing

The activities for which you are requesting funding:

  • cannot start before the deadline
  • cannot finish before you receive your grant results
  • must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant

Important: You are not eligible to apply if you have an overdue or unapproved final report in any OAC grant program as of the deadline. If you are unsure of the due date or status of any final reports, please contact OAC.

Final report requirements

If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and conditions – receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations.


Important: To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email finalreport@arts.on.ca to request a final report form, indicating the program for which you are submitting a report. To report on a project grant you applied for in Nova, complete and submit the report in Nova.


Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:

  • description of the project undertaken and its outcomes, including details on any minor or approved changes to what had been outlined in the application
  • final budget
  • documentation and/or an explanation of how you acknowledged or will acknowledge OAC support for your project
    • This should include samples of OAC logo recognition on any promotional or other materials produced in conjunction with the project, such as publications, brochures, posters, invitations, websites, or videos/films. This could also include a description of verbal acknowledgement at public events or the intention to include OAC acknowledgement in associated future activities/materials

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 – Activity Projects.


For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.

Program-specific definitions

Indigenous: individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit


Community can be defined by geography (city, town, First Nation), or by a group of people who have a common interest, bond or experience


Northern fly-in communities: communities in northern Ontario where access is only by air or by a seasonal winter road, and for which there is no year-round road access