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Ontario Arts Council

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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.


Dance Training Projects: Equity and Access
August 21, 2018
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that the Indigenous and Culturally Specific Dance: Training Projects program has been broadened and renamed to reflect expanded eligibility for the program.  
August 14, 2018
Attention, all artists applying for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Indigenous Visual Artists' Materials grants! Applications for this third-party recommender program are now submitted using Nova, OAC’s online application system.