The program supports collaborative projects, led by Ontario-based ad hoc arts groups/arts collectives or arts organizations that develop or provide unique services for professional arts communities in Ontario.
The priorities are to support services developed or delivered for organizations that specifically serve any of OAC’s priority groups.
There will be no deadline for this program in 2020.
To find out more about activities supported by OAC programs see the Grants Advanced Search
- Arts Service Projects: maximum $10,000
- ad hoc groups/collectives of professional artists or arts professionals with a permanent physical address in Ontario
- Ontario-based not-for-profit arts organizations
- organizations must serve professional artists, arts professionals and/or arts organizations eligible to apply to another OAC program
Important: Applications to this program must include at least one confirmed collaborator.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
- municipalities, colleges and/or universities
This program funds
Eligible activities include:
- professional development (may include grant writing, management and human resources, marketing and networking, other needed skills)
- equity training services
- health and wellness services
- employment and fee standards
- advocacy initiatives
- other services that promote the purpose of the program
This program does not fund
- ongoing services delivered by any organization funded by an OAC operating program
- major capital expenditures, including buying, leasing or renovating buildings and purchase of major equipment
- projects that serve the applicant themselves. For organizational development projects please see the Compass program
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
- cannot start before the deadline
- cannot finish before you receive your grant results
- must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results
Final report requirements
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.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
- description of the project undertaken and its outcomes, including details on any minor or approved changes to what had been outlined in the application
- final budget
- If the budget you submit shows a surplus of more than $250 (revenues as compared to expenses), you may be required to repay the surplus amount to OAC.
- documentation and/or an explanation of how you acknowledged or will acknowledge OAC support for your project.
- This should include samples of OAC logo recognition on any promotional or other materials produced in conjunction with the project, such as publications, brochures, posters, invitations, websites, or videos/films.
- This could also include a description of verbal acknowledgement at public events or the intention to include OAC acknowledgement in associated future activities/materials.
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:
- basic information about the project
- your answers to application questions
- project budget
- support documents:
- budget notes
- collaborator profile
- signed letter of confirmation from collaborator
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Organizational Development.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Unique services: are those not currently available, or existing services to which the targeted professional artists, arts professionals or arts organizations do not currently have access.
Collaborator(s): (one or multiple) can be any kind of group or organization that has an active role in the project. It may be, but is not limited to, another arts group, an organization from the health or education sector or from the private sector. The collaborator cannot be paid a fee to be involved in the project. The collaborator cannot be an individual and cannot solely be a corporate sponsor.