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Grant Program Deadlines and Important Dates 2024

Until these programs open in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council's online granting system, program information may change – including deadline dates. Be sure to visit the program page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.

 

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Important Dates

The following program accepts applications on a continuous basis:
  • Market Development Travel 
    • The 2024-25 program opens in April 2024 and accepts applications until the program budget is spent or January 15, 2025, whichever comes first.

The following programs are administered by third-party recommenders. These programs are active during the periods listed below:

 

  Grant Program Deadlines

 

January

 No deadlines  

February

February 7
Theatre Projects

February 13
Ontario Arts Presenters Projects (confirm eligibility with program officer)

February 15
Dance Organizations: Operating

February 21
Édition francophone – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)
Organismes francophones de service aux arts – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)

February 22
Publishing Organizations: Operating (Book Publishers)
 

March

March 5
Media Arts Organizations: Operating
Visual Arts Artist-Run Centres and Organizations: Operating

March 6
Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating

March 7
Music Organizations: Operating (all organizations, except festivals)

March 14
Arts Service Organizations: Operating
Media Arts Projects

March 20
Multi and Inter-Arts Projects

March 21
Literary Organizations: Operating

March 26
Music Production and Presentation Projects

March 27
Dance Projects
 

April

April 3
Arts Organizations in Communities and Schools: Operating
Literary Organizations Projects
Music Creation Projects

April 4
Arts visuels, arts médiatiques et métiers d'art : organismes et centres d’artistes autogérés francophones – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)
Diffusion francophone – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)
Media Artists Creation Projects
Théâtre francophone – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)
Theatre Organizations: Operating

April 9
Major Organizations: Operating

April 10
Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Indigenous Arts Projects

April 11
Diffusion – projets francophones  (program only offered in French, confirm eligibility with program officer)

April 16
Touring and Circulation Projects

April 24
Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

April 30
Northern Arts Projects
 

May

May 1
Visual Artists Creation Projects

May 2
Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour

May 15
Music Recording Projects
 

June

June 4
Chalmers Arts Fellowships
Public Art Galleries: Operating

June 13
Publishing Organizations: Operating (Magazine Publishers)
 

July

No deadlines
 

August

August 1
Theatre Projects
 

September

September 5
Literary Creation Projects (Works for Publication)

September 11
Music Creation Projects

September 17
Diffusion – projets francophones  (program only offered in French, confirm eligibility with program officer)

September 19
Multi and Inter-Arts Projects
 

October

October 2
Music Production and Presentation Projects

October 3
Arts médiatiques – projets francophones (program only offered in French)
Arts visuels et métiers d'art – projets francophones (program only offered in French)
Littérature – projets francophones (program only offered in French)
Musique – projets francophones (program only offered in French)
Théâtre – projets francophones (program only offered in French)

October 8
Dance Projects

October 9
Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse
Media Artists Creation Projects

October 10
Deaf and Disability Arts: Materials for Visual Artists
Deaf and Disability Arts Projects

October 16
Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Indigenous Arts Projects
Music Organizations: Operating (festivals only)

October 17
Touring and Circulation Projects

October 22
Literary Creation Projects (Works for Performance)

October 23
Craft Projects

November

November 1
Theatre Organizations: Operating

November 5
Northern Arts Projects
Visual Artists Creation Projects

November 7
Music Recording Projects

November 14
Chalmers Professional Development Projects

November 21
Visual Arts Projects
 

December

No deadlines