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Ontario Arts Council


Kateri Gauthier

Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 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 Presenters in the North: Music Projects


The program supports northern Ontario Indigenous presenters to produce music events in or around their communities.


The priorities of this program are to:

  • Strengthen and develop a northern network of Indigenous presenters.
  • Create opportunities for northern audiences to engage in music events.
  • Support opportunities for musicians from all regions to present in the north.

Deadline Dates

November 30, 2017, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant results will be available approximately four months after the application deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects - maximum $5,000

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

Eligible applicants

  • Individuals and artists working in any genre who identify as Indigenous and maintain a permanent physical address in northern Ontario.
  • Ad hoc group/collectives comprised of individuals, with at least 50% of their membership identifying as Indigenous and maintaining a permanent physical address in northern Ontario.
  • Northern Ontario-based not-for profit organizations, centres and First Nations band councils, with at least 50% of their staff/membership identifying as Indigenous.

Ineligible applicants

  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities
  • For profit presenters
  • Managers

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

This program funds

  • Artists’ fees
  • Artists’ travel costs, i.e. transportation, hotel, meals
  • Venue costs
  • Equipment rental
  • Technicians’ fees
  • Promotional costs, e.g. posters, flyers, etc.
  • Presenter fees, for coordinating, consulting and organizing the event
  • Administrative costs, e.g. phone, mail, etc.
  • Contracted artists can be from anywhere and of any cultural background. They may be local talent, professional touring musicians or a combination of both.

This program does not fund

  • Events or activities that take place outside of Ontario.
  • Fundraising.
  • Capital expenses.
  • Youth 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 results.

You cannot apply to this program if you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program.

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

Note: For information on how assessors rate applications, see the Evaluation Rubric – Activity Projects.

Program-specific definitions

Indigenous: Individuals who identify as status or non-status First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Music Presenter: For the purposes of this program, music presenters are defined as individuals, collectives or organizations that:

  • Plan and organize public music events.
  • Select and contract artists/groups for a music event or concert.
  • Pay a guaranteed fee to hired artists/groups.
  • Develop and articulate a rationale for programming choices.
  • Book the venue and supply the technical support for the event.
  • Get the community to come out to the event.

Northern Ontario: includes the Far North, Northwest, and Northeast regions of the province. This includes the Manitoulin, Parry Sound and Nipissing districts and all regions north of these districts.