The program supports Ontario-based professional artists and arts organizations to tour performances, exhibitions and arts events that contribute to the development of audiences for the arts. The touring programs give Ontario, Canadian and foreign audiences ongoing access to professional Ontario artists and their works.
Important: Due to the number of applications we receive and the limited funds that are available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested
More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs
Eligible tours must:
Eligible expenses include:
Ineligible expenses include:
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
Important: You are not eligible to apply to this program if you have an overdue or unapproved final report in any OAC grant program. If you are unsure of the due date or status of any final report(s), please contact OAC.
Tour: a minimum of three engagements with presenters in different cities, towns or First Nations outside the professional artist’s or arts organization’s city, municipality or First Nation.
Presenter: an organization or collective that presents/exhibits, in a professional manner and for a public audience, performing arts series/festivals, visual or media arts exhibits/festivals, or reading series/festivals. Arts presenters include presenters of series for young audiences where performance is the primary activity.
School tour: a minimum of three engagements in different schools or community venues to which students are transported, where the primary activity is the performance, exhibition or reading by a professional artist or arts organization. Schools can be located in or outside of the professional artist’s or arts organization’s city, town or First Nation.