Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
This program supports the development and presentation of all genres of music by Ontario-based professional musicians, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. There are 6 categories of activity:
Note: For recording projects, please see the Music Recording Projects program; for music creation projects, please see
the Music Creation Projects program.
Priority will be given to the following:
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
In the case of projects proposed by non-music-mandated organizations, a distinctive artistic vision must be reflected in programming with a music series or festival as its primary purpose, not as a supplementary activity within a greater non-music project.
For recording projects, please see the Music Recording Projects program
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
Note: all public presentation(s) must occur after grant notification
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. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.
Before applying, you must:
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Definitions are provided in the Music Definitions page.