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Ontario Arts Council


Myron Kozak

Program Administrator
416-961-1660 ext. 7113
Toll-free in Ontario: ​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7113

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.

Multi and Inter-Arts Projects


The program supports the creation, production and presentation of multi- and inter-arts work by professional Ontario artists, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations working in all art forms and initiatives that benefit the professional multi- and inter-arts community. There are four categories:

  • Creation: initial artistic costs of creating new multi- and inter-arts work.
  • Production and Presentation: production and presentation costs of multi- and inter-arts work.
  • Series/Festivals: presentation costs of professional multi- and inter-arts work.
  • Development Initiatives: costs to convene or host professional multi- and inter-arts workshops or conferences in Ontario.

Deadline Dates

March 21 and October 17, 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)

  • Creation: maximum $10,000
  • Production and Presentation: maximum $15,000
  • Series/Festivals: maximum $15,000
  • Development Initiatives: maximum $8,000

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

  • There are now four categories instead of three.
  • Development Initiatives now supports workshops and conferences to a maximum of $8,000.

Who is eligible

  • Professional artists who are Ontario residents and have a permanent physical address in Ontario.
  • Ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations that are comprised of multi and inter-arts professional artists with a permanent physical address in Ontario.

Who is not eligible

  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities.
  • Students for whom the proposed activity is directly related to their graduate degree or thesis.
  • Organizations that receive a grant in the Multi and Inter-Arts – Operating program.
  • Organizations that receive an operating grant in other OAC programs, with the exception of organizations mandated to serve one or more of OAC’s priority groups.
  • Important: Organizations applying as new applicants in the Multi and Inter-Arts: Operating program may apply only for projects taking place in their current fiscal year.

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

What this program funds

  • Creation, production and presentation of multi- and inter-arts work by artists, groups of artists, collectives and organizations.
  • Series/festivals presented by arts and non-arts groups, collectives and organizations.
  • Development of the field through workshops, conferences or discussion series.
  • Activities that incorporate science, design, architecture or other sectors outside the art forms involved. Grants will cover only the arts professionals’ fees.

What this program does not fund

  • events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • projects eligible for funding in other OAC programs
  • amateur, pre-professional, student or faculty projects
  • events for which the presentation of artistic programming is not the primary purpose
  • fundraising activities
  • tours (see Touring Projects)
  • capital costs

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

Multi- and inter-arts activities: are practices, initiatives and events that have two or more artistic forms present in equal balance in the creation, production and presentation of work. Artistic forms may remain separate or can be combined to create new, unified forms. Multi and inter-arts activities involve bringing art forms together in ways that makes the activity unique and therefore not eligible for funding in OACs discipline-based programs in Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts or Media Arts.