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.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
Eligible presenters must:
Eligible expenses include:
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
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:
Before applying, you must:
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Activity Projects.
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to apply online in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
Your completed application includes:
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Presenter: an organization/collective that selects tour-ready work for presentation and pays a presentation fee to the professional artist or arts group. A presenter provides the venue, supplies technical support, promotes the event, and presents the work in a professional manner to a public audience. A presenter may show artistic work as part of a series or a festival.
Isolated or fly-in communities: Northern Ontario communities that have infrequent flights, have no roads leading in or out or have restricted road access, and that have a higher cost of living.
Letter of Agreement: a contract signed by the applicant and the professional artist or arts group. It must include the guaranteed fee, the name of the work being presented, the venue and dates of the presentation. It can include a clause stating that the activity is conditional on the applicant receiving OAC support for the activity. A block booking contract is an acceptable letter of agreement provided the applicant is named in the list of presenters.