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.
Important: To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a final report form, indicating the program for
which you are submitting a report. To report on a project grant you applied for in Nova, 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.