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Ontario Arts Council

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Kateri Gauthier

Program Administrator
416-969-7424

Final Report Forms

Final report forms are available upon request. Email your request to finalreport@arts.on.ca indicating the program for which you are submitting a report.

Indigenous Artists in Communities Projects

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An oral application process is available for this program. Paper application forms are also available on request. Please contact the Program Administrator for more information. 
 

Purpose

The program supports projects that bring together professional 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. There are three 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

Deadline Dates

February 22 and September 19, 2017, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications will be available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification approximately four months after the deadline.

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

Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

What's changed this year

  • The program was previously called Aboriginal Artists in Communities.

Who is eligible

  • 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.
  • Applicants must have a permanent physical address in Ontario.

Who is not eligible

  • Students
  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

What 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.

What this program does not fund

  • Events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • Fundraising activities
  • Capital expenses
  • Talent shows

Activity timing

The activities for which you are requesting funding:

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

Important: You are not eligible to apply to this program if you have an overdue or unapproved final report in any OAC grant program. If you are unsure of the due date or status of any final report(s), 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 for Project Programs for more information on reporting obligations.

A final report form will be available 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, you need to submit

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.