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Ontario Arts Council


Pat Bradley

Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7433

Lucy Gouveia

Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7432

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.

Theatre Organizations: Operating


The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional theatre organizations in Ontario.


The program’s priority is to support organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to Canadian work.

Deadline Dates

March 15 and November 1, 2017, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Financial and statistical reports must be submitted through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC) before the deadline.
  • Grant notifications: July 2017 and February 2018.
  • If you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program, your grant will be conditional upon receipt of the report.


  • This program is in year two of a three-year cycle.
  • New applicants must contact the program officer to discuss eligibility.
  • Organizations that are not currently receiving operating funding may only apply in the first year of a multi-year cycle.
  • 2019 is the next deadline open to new applicants to this program.

Eligible applicants

  • Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario.
  • Organizations must have:
    • at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last fiscal year, and in projected revenues for the current and requested years (for applicants not currently receiving funding from this program);
  • at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming, as of the application date. If your organization does not meet this requirement, consider applying for project funding;
  • a range of revenue sources; and
  • an active board of directors/governing body.

Ineligible applicants

  • Non-arts organizations
  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities

More about OAC’s operating-program eligibility

To apply

  • Answers to annual or multi-year application questions.
  • Financial and statistical information through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC). New applicants will need to register for an account with CADAC.
  • Financial statements of your organization’s last completed year, uploaded to CADAC.
  • Support documents for annual applicants only: website.