The program supports individual Ontario-based professional artists to continue to work and participate in the arts community in the context of COVID-19. It welcomes practical solutions to current challenges and also encourages exploration, adaptation and the development of new ways of working that will help to increase the resilience of Ontario’s arts sector. Projects must be in response to the challenges resulting from the pandemic. Projects can include activities that assist artists in the short, medium and long term.
Note: This program does not support creation, production, presentation/dissemination or school- and community-based arts engagement activities. These activities are supported through OAC’s regular project programs which continue to run as usual, many with expanded eligibility in response to COVID-19.
The program’s priorities are to support:
(See the Priority Group web page on OAC’s website for more information)
October 20, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Important: This program does not provide juror comments or feedback to applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful.
Important: Individuals cannot apply on behalf of an ad hoc group/collective or organization.Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
The program supports a range of activities that may prepare applicants to carry out their current and future creation, production, presentation and school- and community-based arts engagement projects in an environment of change. This program also supports activities that explore ways to reach presenters, audiences and markets for visibility and/or income opportunities. Projects can also assist applicants to address public health and safety concerns.
Eligible projects must:
Eligible activities include:
Eligible expenses include:
Note: Applicants may apply for up to 100 per cent of the project costs but are encouraged to seek revenue from a variety of sources, where possible.
The activity for which you are requesting funding:
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and conditions – receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.
Before applying, you must:
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Professional Development Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.