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Ontario Arts Council

Grant Program Deadlines and Important Dates 2020

Until these programs open in Nova, the OAC’s online granting system, program information may change, this includes deadline dates. Be sure to visit the program page after it opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
 

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Important Dates

The following program accepts applications year-round:

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

Grant Program Deadlines

 

February

February 4

Theatre Projects

 

February 12

Publishing Organizations: Operating (Book Publishers)

 

February 13

Dance Organizations: Operating

 

February 19

Ontario Arts Presenters Projects

 

February 20

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

March

March 3

Arts Service Organizations: Operating
Media Arts Organizations: Operating
Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating
Visual Arts Artist-Run Centres and Organizations: Operating

 

March 4

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Indigenous Arts Projects

 

March 5

Music Organizations: Operating
Touring Projects

 

March 12

Theatre Organizations: Operating

 

March 19

Multi and Inter-Arts Projects

 

March 25

Literary Organizations Projects

 

March 26

Literary Organizations: Operating
Music Production and Presentation Projects

April

April 1

Media Artists Creation Projects

 

April 2

Arts Organizations in Communities and Schools: Operating
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)
Major Organizations: Operating
Théâtre francophone – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)

 

April 8

Dance Projects

 

April 15

Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

 

April 16

Diffusion – projets francophones (program only offered in French)

 

April 23

Music Creation Projects

 

April 30

Media Arts Projects
Northern Arts Projects
Visual Artists Creation Projects

May

May 5

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

 

May 14

Music Recording Projects

 

May 20

Market Development Projects

June

June 2

Public Art Galleries: Operating

 

June 16

Publishing Organizations: Operating (Magazine Publishers)

 

June 18

Chalmers Arts Fellowships
Visual Arts Projects

 

June 25

Touring Projects

July

No deadlines


August

August 5

Theatre Projects

September

September 15

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Indigenous Arts Projects
Music Creation Projects

 

September 24

Diffusion – projets francophones (program only offered in French)

October

October 1

Media Artists Creation Projects
Music Production and Presentation Projects

 

October 6

Arts médiatiques – projets francophones (program only offered in French)
Arts visuels et métiers d'art – projets francophones (program only offered in French)
Dance Training Projects: Equity and Access
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

Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse
Dance Projects

 

October 9

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects: Materials for Visual Artists

 

October 14

Craft Projects
Multi and Inter-Arts Projects
Touring Projects

 

October 15

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects
Music Organizations: Operating

 

October 22

Literary Creation Projects (Works for Publication)

 

October 29

Literary Creation Projects (Works for Performance)

November

November 4

Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

 

November 5

Theatre Organizations: Operating
Visual Artists Creation Projects

 

November 18

Music Recording Projects

 

November 19

Northern Arts Projects

 

November 26

Visual Arts Projects