Applications for OAC grants are completed and submitted using Nova, our online grant application system.
Approximately two months before the deadline of the program you are applying to, you can access the application within Nova and begin working on it. We encourage you to start your application well before the deadline. Applications must be submitted by 1 p.m. on the deadline day.
If you have not used Nova before, begin by registering for an account, using the step-by-step Nova User Guide
. If you will be applying on behalf of an organization or an ad hoc group/collective (rather than as an individual artist), you will need to follow these additional steps
Helpful tips for using Nova:
- While working on your application in Nova, make sure to Save often.
- Use the Validate Application button to help you locate fields that are missing required information.
- If you are submitting image, audio or video files as part of your application, check the support material instructions in Nova and start preparing these files for upload as soon as possible.
OAC has several resources to help you put together support material for your application:
Finally, after submitting your application, be sure to print a copy of it for your records.