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Ontario Arts Council

Contact

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 Arts 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 Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) artists to research, develop and create new work and engage with their communities, as well as opportunities for Indigenous organizations and communities to strengthen their relationships with the arts. There are two categories:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations, ad hoc groups/collectives

Grants help cover the costs of:

  • Research and development that will lead to the creation of new work. Artistic research, exploration and experimentation including workshops/residencies are also eligible. All emerging, mid-career and established artists (including curators) working with all art forms are welcome to apply.
  • Creation and production of new work in any art form (e.g. film/video, visual arts, new media, cultural arts, dance, theatre, music, pottery, fiction, spoken word and storytelling, etc.). All emerging, mid-career and established artists working in all art forms are welcome to apply.
  • Presentations, exhibitions, publications and festivals in which the primary purpose of the project is the presentation, promotion and distribution of art made by Indigenous artists. Examples include exhibitions, individual and series presentations, publications, tours, festivals and innovative audience development projects.
  • Connections and partnerships projects that bring artists together through conferences, workshops, gatherings, delegations, exchanges or other activities that will foster artistic relationships, connections and partnerships that strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

Deadline Dates

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

Grant amount(s)

  • Individuals: maximum $15,000
  • Ad hoc groups/collectives, organizations: maximum $30,000

Due to the number of applications we receive and the limited funds that are available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

Consult the program officer if you wish to discuss the request amount for your project.

What's changed this year

  • The program was previously named Aboriginal Arts Projects.
  • Deadlines have changed.

Who is eligible

  • Professional artists 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

  • Research and development activities
  • Creation and production of new work
  • Presentation and distribution of art by Indigenous artists
  • Exhibitions
  • Publications
  • Individual and series presentations
  • Festivals and innovative audience-development projects

What this program does not fund

  • Fundraising activities
  • Capital expenses

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 results.

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.