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Grant Program Deadlines and Important Dates 2021

Until these programs open in Nova, 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 programs are administered by third-party recommenders. These programs are active during the periods listed below:

 

Grant Program Deadlines

 

January

No deadlines

 

February

February 9

Theatre Projects (extended from February 4 to February 9)

 

February 11

Publishing Organizations: Operating (Book Publishers)

 

February 17

Dance Organizations: Operating

 

February 23

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
Visual Arts Artist-Run Centres and Organizations: Operating

 

March 4

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Indigenous Arts Projects

Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating

 

March 9

Music Organizations: Operating (all organizations, except festivals)

 

March 10

Theatre Organizations: Operating

 

March 24

Literary Organizations Projects

 

March 25

Literary Organizations: Operating

Music Production and Presentation Projects

 

March 30

Multi and Inter-Arts Projects

 

March 31

Arts Organizations in Communities and Schools: Operating
Major Organizations: Operating

April

April 1

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)
Théâtre francophone – fonctionnement (program only offered in French)

 

April 7

Media Artists Creation Projects

 

April 8

Dance Projects

 

April 14

Music Creation Projects

 

April 15

Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

Diffusion – projets francophones (program only offered in French)

 

April 27

Artist-Presenter Collaboration Projects

 

April 28

Media Arts Projects

 

April 29

Northern Arts Projects

May

May 4

Visual Artists Creation Projects

 

May 5

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

 

May 13

Music Recording Projects

June

June 2

Public Art Galleries: Operating

 

June 3

Chalmers Professional Development Projects

 

June 16

Publishing Organizations: Operating (Magazine Publishers)

 

June 17

Visual Arts Projects

July

No deadlines


August

August 5

Theatre Projects

September

September 2

Literary Creation Projects (Works for Publication)

 

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)

 

September 30

Media Artists Creation Projects

October

October 5

Dance Training Projects: Equity and Access
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)
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 7

Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse
Dance Projects

 

October 13

Craft Projects
Deaf and Disability Arts Projects: Materials for Visual Artists

 

October 14

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects
Multi and Inter-Arts Projects
Ontario Arts Presenters Projects

 

October 15

Music Organizations: Operating (festivals only)

 

October 26

Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

 

October 27

Literary Creation Projects (Works for Performance)

 

October 28

Artist-Presenter Collaboration Projects

November

November 3

Visual Artists Creation Projects

 

November 5

Theatre Organizations: Operating

 

November 9

Music Recording Projects
Northern Arts Projects

 

November 18

Chalmers Professional Development Projects

 

November 24

Visual Arts Projects

December

No deadlines