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Rohana Buzamlak

Program Administrator
416-969-7416
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7416

Final Report Forms

To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email finalreport@arts.on.ca 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.

Indigenous and Culturally Specific Dance: Training Projects

Purpose

The program supports dance training in customary/traditional and contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms in Ontario. There are two categories:

  • Dance school: to help cover the curriculum costs
  • Dance company: to help cover the training costs of company’s dancers

Deadline Dates

September 20, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant results will be available approximately four months after the deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Dance school: maximum $10,000
  • Dance company: 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

  • The program was previously called Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Dance Training.

Eligible applicants

  • dance training schools, dance ad hoc groups/collectives or incorporated not-for-profit dance companies that train, make and/or present professional dance of customary/traditional and contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern and Indigenous dance forms
  • dance companies that receive a grant under $30,000 in the Dance Organizations: Operating program
  • you must have a permanent physical address in Ontario

Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.

Ineligible applicants

  • dance schools, dance ad hoc groups and collectives or dance companies that train, make and/or present dance that are not derived from African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms
  • organizations that receive a grant over $30,000 in the Dance Organizations: Operating program
  • individuals
  • for-profit dance schools
  • dance competitions
  • elementary or secondary public or private schools
  • colleges, universities and municipalities
  • school boards
  • Ontario schools run by First Nations or Indigenous Education Authorities

This program funds

  • fees, and transportation and accommodation costs if applicable, for dance teachers, Elders, Gurus and accompanists
  • professional dance artists’ fees (for the dance ad hoc group, collective or dance company applicant only)
  • administration costs not to exceed $500
  • studio rental

Important: Dance schools must have a range of project-related revenues, such as student tuition, etc. Dance ad hoc groups/collectives and dance companies are not required to have a range of project-related revenues. Your request can equal your project’s expenses. If they exceed the requested amount, include additional revenue sources.

This program does not fund

  • events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • artistic director’s fee, unless the director is engaged to teach the training program or dance class(es)
  • costumes, scenery, music commissions and music recording
  • tours (see Touring Projects)
  • local transportation costs (transit fares, parking fees and mileage) and accommodation costs for the artistic director, students, teachers, dance artists or accompanists
  • ongoing operating costs including fundraising activities, membership fees and capital expenses including purchase of equipment
  • competition-based dance performances/series, or amateur, pre-professional or student productions/recitals
  • fundraising activities or capital expenses including purchase of equipment, renovations, etc.

Activity timing

The activity for which you are requesting funding:

  • cannot start before the deadline
  • cannot finish before you receive your grant results
  • must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results

Important: You are not eligible to apply if you have an overdue or unapproved final report in any OAC grant program as of the deadline. If you are unsure of the due date or status of any final reports, 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 - 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 finalreport@arts.on.ca 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:

  • 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
  • you are not required to submit support artistic examples from the project undertaken

To apply

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:

  • basic information about the project
  • your answers to application questions
  • project budget
    • dance companies must include payment for dancers who participate in the project’s dance training activity
  • artistic examples:
    • dance ad hoc groups/collectives or dance companies – include up to three video examples (maximum three minutes each). One video example must include work of the dance teacher(s), Elder(s) or Guru(s) (e.g. teaching a class or performing), and at least one video example of a performance by the dance ad hoc group/collective or dance company
    • dance schools – include three videos (maximum three minutes each). One video example must include the work of the dance teacher(s), Elder(s) or Guru(s) (e.g. teaching a class or performing), one video example of a dance class with your students conducted by any faculty members and one of a student performance
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  • support documents: applicant’s résumé and bios for the dance teacher(s), Elder(s) or Guru(s). Letters of support/reference or letters of agreement/confirmation are not permitted.

Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.


For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Skills and Careers.


For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.

Program-specific definitions

Biography (or bio): a written account that is a description of a person’s accomplishments, include dates


Dance companies: create, produce and present dance works; have annual performance activities and full-evening dance programs of their work


Dance school: trains students for a professional career in dance through a multi-year dance instruction curriculum of no less than 10 hours per week. The courses must be accessible to Ontarians through a competitive audition/admission process. The school earns revenue in many ways, including student tuition fees.


Dance class: a particular course of dance instruction with a group of dance students or professional dancers.


Indigenous: individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit


Résumé: a list of a person’s education, qualifications and achievements. Each item includes a citation. that refers to place and date