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Ontario Arts Council

Funding Framework

The mandate of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians.

The arts are essential to the quality of life, cultural identity, social well-being and economic prosperity of Ontario. Access to and participation in the arts enhances lives, fosters creativity and innovation, and strengthens communities. OAC is committed to ensuring equitable access for everyone, with particular emphasis on six priority groups, and the organizations that serve them and the public.

News

December 14, 2017
In preparation for last January’s move to Nova, OAC’s online application process, most OAC programs underwent deadline shifts and streamlining to support the move online.
November 15, 2017
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has launched two new pilot programs called Market Development Travel: Dance and Market Development Travel: Northern Arts.  
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