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The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) supports traditional, classical and contemporary dance styles from around the world: from hip hop to bharatanatyam; from Korean court dances to Kathak; from modern to Indigenous dance.

OAC provides funding to professional dance choreographers, dance companies, dance presenters and ad hoc groups/collectives to create, produce and present dance work. Dance programs also support professional training organizations and dance community initiatives across the province.

Grant Programs

Dance Organizations: Operating Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional dance organizations in Ontario.
Dance Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports the development, production and presentation of dance by Ontario’s professional dance artists.
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.