The program supports professional Ontario-based visual artists to create new work and to continue work in progress. The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the visual arts, and to support excellence, regional activity, diverse artists and communities.
There are three categories, based on years of professional practice and public presentation of work:
Important: This program does not provide juror comments or feedback to either successful or unsuccessful applicants.
Important: Partial grants are not awarded.
Note: Professional practice does not include activities undertaken while you were a full-time student.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.Important: Applicants must meet program and OAC eligibility criteria at the time of application and for the duration of your project.
The activity 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.
Important: To report on a project grant received through a paper application process, email email@example.com 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 – Creation Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.