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Final Report Forms

All final reports are completed and submitted in Nova, OAC’s online granting system. This now includes grants received through a paper application process. For instructions on how to log in to Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For inquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.



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Creating and Presenting

The creation, production and presentation of artistic work are the foundation of OAC’s funding model.  We fund these activities through discipline-specific programs, and programs created to serve specific priority groups. We believe that works of artistic merit are created by artists from all communities, regions and cultural backgrounds and that access to the arts makes all of our lives richer.
OAC’s key funding objectives for Creating and Presenting are to:  
  • Support artists in creating, producing and presenting innovative and diverse work.
  • Foster healthy and resilient arts organizations and communities.
  • Support new ways of creating and working, as well as new organizational models.
  • Showcase high-quality, relevant artistic work that inspires and engages audiences.
  • Empower new and emerging voices, approaches and perspectives.
  • Ensure access to the arts in regions and communities across Ontario.   

Grant Programs

Arts Service Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional arts service organizations in Ontario with provincial, national, regional or local mandates.
Career Catalyst: Project Grants for New Generation Artists Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program funds New Generation artists (ages 18-30) in the province who are at a crucial career stage to further their practice during a period of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program may also provide a first point of entry for artists new to OAC grant programs who have so far had limited access to public arts funding.
Chalmers Arts Fellowships Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports Ontario’s professional artists to experiment and investigate their artistic process or to research topics that examine their arts practice.
Chalmers Professional Development Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports opportunities for Ontario artists at any stage of their career to acquire new artistic skills to advance their arts practice. It funds all contemporary and traditional art practices that are supported at OAC.
Dance Training Projects: Equity and Access Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supported dance training derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary dance of the African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern and South Asian diasporas, Indigenous dance, and Deaf and disability dance practices.
Organismes francophones de service aux arts – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program is available in French only.
Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program supports Ontario-based Indigenous arts professionals and arts professionals of colour for professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance applicants’ work and careers. It funds all contemporary and traditional art practices that are supported at OAC.