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Lisa Wöhrle

Associate Officer
416-969-7419
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058

Caroline Caire

Program Administrator
416-969-7440
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058

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 into Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For enquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.

Deaf and Disability Arts: Materials for Visual Artists

Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
 

Purpose

The program supports Ontario-based professional Deaf artists and artists with disabilities working in visual art or craft practices to purchase materials.

Deadline dates

October 13, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately three months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available approximately three and a half months after the deadline.
  • If you require application support to complete your application, please make your request at least six weeks before the program deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Deaf and Disability Arts Projects: Materials for Visual Artists: maximum $500

Recent changes

  • Grant notification is now available approximately three and a half months after the deadline. Refer to the “Activity timing” section on this page to understand how this may affect the timing of eligible activities.

Eligible applicants

  • Deaf artists or artists with disabilities, working in visual arts or craft practices including basketry, beading, carving, digital media, drawing, glass, jewelry, leather work, metal work, mixed media, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, textile/fibre art, traditional/customary Indigenous arts, woodworking

Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more on eligibility information.

Ineligible applicants

  • full-time students (i.e. taking more than two courses)

This program funds

  • materials and supplies including: beads, brushes, canvas, clay, fabric, inks, metals, paint, paper, pencils, pens, photographic printing, stone, thread, wood, software, other art materials
  • small tools (e.g. carving tools, scissors, accessibility tools)
  • small-scale equipment, software, electronics and similar materials required to carry out the project
  • shipping and delivery costs
  • child care and other dependant care fees (this does not include regular, ongoing expenses)
  • expenses related to making the project accessible to audiences and project participants (other than the applicant) who are Deaf or have a disability
    • Note: Applicants to this program who identify as Deaf or as having a disability may apply for supplementary funds for their own accessibility expenses through Accessibility Fund: Project Support.

This program does not fund

  • major capital expenditures, including buying, leasing or renovating buildings and purchase of major equipment
  • studio set-up
  • materials and supplies for student projects in all education levels
  • business and promotional expenses (websites, business cards)
  • cost of producing a commercial production line (i.e., to have your designs manufactured by someone else)
  • materials and supplies for workshop activities

Activity timing

The activity 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:
  • a short description of what you created with the support of this grant
  • three images of artwork you created using the materials purchased
  • if relevant, an explanation of how you acknowledged or will acknowledge, OAC support

To apply

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 – Creation Projects.

For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.

Program-specific definitions

Deaf artists or artists with disabilities: includes individuals who have physical, mental or learning conditions with long-term, temporary or varying effects that may or may not be apparent.