Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
The grant can be used for the following expenses:
See the Eligible art forms list below, for examples of visual art or craft materials.
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
Important: You must complete and report on a previous grant in this program before submitting another application in this program.
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. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. Before applying, you must create or update your profile in Nova.
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Eligible art forms include, but not limited to:
Recommenders are organizations authorized by OAC to receive applications, review them and make grant recommendations. OAC allocates a budget to each of the participating recommenders.
Within six weeks of an application deadline, or within six weeks of receipt of an application received when there is no deadline, the recommender will notify OAC of their grant recommendations. Funding recommendations are reviewed by OAC for final eligibility, and OAC then sends you an email letting you know that your notification letter is available online in Nova
Once you have entered your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and acknowledged your notification letter in Nova, OAC sends a grant cheque to you by regular mail.
Artists who have a conflict of interest with a particular recommender may not apply to that recommender. An artist is in a conflict of interest if they are:
Recommenders establish their own processes for assessing applications and making grant recommendations. Staff, board or committee members, or other arts professionals in the community may take on this role for the recommender.