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Ontario Arts Council


Amber Yared

Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7461

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.

Media Arts Projects


The program supports not-for-profit organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that present, document or disseminate the work of professional Ontario media artists, or that provide media artists with professional development opportunities. There are three categories:

  • Presentation
  • Professional Development
  • Publication

Deadline Dates

February 16 and September 14, 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 deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Presentation: maximum $10,000
  • Professional Development: maximum $10,000
  • Publication: maximum $10,000

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

Recent changes

  • First deadline has changed.

Eligible applicants

  • Organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that have a permanent physical address in Ontario.
  • Media arts organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that have a history of, or expertise in, media arts programming.
  • Organizations working in other arts disciplines that undertake media arts projects. You must show evidence of media arts expertise through the arts professionals directly involved in the project, or through the expertise of an advisory committee of media arts professionals.

Ineligible applicants

  • Individuals.
  • Organizations that receive OAC operating funding from the Media Arts section.

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

This program funds

  • Media art screening and presentation.
  • Workshops, conferences, seminars and other activities that contribute to the professional development of media artists and/or artists from other disciplines who are developing a media arts practice.
  • Creation and production of documentation, catalogues and other publications that develop the field and the critical theories on media arts practice.

This program does not fund

  • Creation/production projects, commissioning projects, artist residencies, and other activities intended for the creation of new work.
  • Workshops for youth or non-professionals (see Artists in Communities and Schools Projects).
  • Tours. (see Touring Projects).
  • Prizes, awards or competitions.
  • Periodicals and newsletters.

Activity timing

The activities for which you are requesting funding:

  • cannot start 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.

In this program, organizations can only receive one grant per calendar year.

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 of how you acknowledged 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.
  • If applicable, description of verbal acknowledgement at public events or the intention to include OAC in associated future activities/materials.

To apply

  • Answers to application questions;
  • A project budget;
  • Artistic examples: audiovisual (maximum of 10 minutes);
  • Support documents: programs, catalogues, critical writings, press and promotional