The Ontario Arts Council’s Outreach and Development unit was created to ensure equal access to our programs, resources and services. We have offices in Toronto and Thunder Bay.
Through programs and partnerships, we’ve increased support to local, regional and rural artists and arts activities, and we’ll continue to build connections between the arts and other sectors, such as education, social services, tourism, business and health.
We’ve taken a number of steps to simplify access to our programs and services, and launched some pilot strategies to ease the application process. Here are some examples:
- We are creating resources and tools, plus printed materials, to make applications easier.
- Through the Aboriginal Artists in Schools program, elders will be able to provide an oral application.
- We have increased the number of third-party recommenders in the Exhibition Assistance program.