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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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Developing Careers and Arts Services

Strengthening skills, building capacity and sharing knowledge among Ontario’s artists and arts organizations is increasingly important in today’s environment of rapid change, competing challenges and emerging opportunities, including new technologies and ways of working.   
In developing our strategic plan, OAC heard from the arts sector that they value and need opportunities for professional development, capacity-building and increased connections among artists and arts organizations. 
The OAC supports training, mentorship, career development and capacity building at the individual, organization and sectoral level.
OAC’s key objectives in Developing Careers and Arts Services are to:  
  • Build a resilient and healthy arts sector; 
  • Ensure artists and other arts professionals have access to learning opportunities; 
  • Enhance capacity of arts organizations, in particular new and emerging organizations; 
  • Promote collaboration within the arts community.

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 funded New Generation artists (ages 18-30) in the province who were 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.