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Kirsten Gunter

Director of Communications
416-969-7403
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7403

Shoshana Wasser

Communications Coordinator (Government & Media Relations)
416-969-7434
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434

Haseena Jamal

Communications Assistant
416-961-1660 ext. 6297
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 6297

News

OAC shares news in both English and French through various channels. You can sign up for email blasts using the link in the left-hand menu, or view all e-blasts below. We also share news through frequent social media posts and an occasional newsletter.

 
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February 13, 2017
The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council undertook three digital and interactive initiatives that resulted in the first ever Canada Dance Mapping Study . These are now available online and include: A nation-wide Yes I dance survey reached...
February 2, 2017
One of the Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) most popular publications has been updated to reflect the evolving field of community-engaged arts practice. Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook  provides guidance on how to develop projects and points to resourc...
January 16, 2017
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that Alana Forslund has been hired as our new northwestern representative, based in Thunder Bay. Alana takes over from Marilyn McIntosh , who retired in December after a decade with OAC. Alana has significant ex...
January 10, 2017
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has launched a new website to support Nova , OAC’s new online grant application and management system, which is now live. The dynamic new website and Nova will make it easier for applicants to search for granting programs that best suit ...
December 7, 2016
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) today announced Mark Vuorinen as the recipient of the 2016 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting . He will receive the award at the Grand Philharmonic Choir’s Christmas Homecoming concert at Kitchener’s Centre In The Square on Sunda...
December 6, 2016
On November 23, 2016 , more than 70 representatives from Ontario’s arts community participated in Arts Day at Queen’s Park (ADQP). Over the course of the day, these representatives met with 47 Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and key policy advisors to speak abou...
October 27, 2016
Toronto residents Jill Reitman and Karim Karsan have been appointed to the board of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Jill Reitman Over the years, Jill has maintained a longtime commitment to many community organizations. Between 2008 and 2015, Jill was chair, vice-ch...
October 24, 2016
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has commissioned a video called Indigenous Arts Protocols . This video addresses cultural appropriation and highlights how Indigenous arts protocols can guide artistic practices and ensure respect for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous ...
October 19, 2016
Photo: Jen Squires Singer-songwriter Abigail Lapell is this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award , for her song “ Jordan .” The award will be presented on...
October 6, 2016
Premier Kathleen Wynne honoured the winners of the 10th annual Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts at an event at the Art Gallery of Ontario last night.   The awards program recognizes outstanding artists and arts organizations for their contributions to Ontario...
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