April 2, 2020
Bonjour, Nathalie, Toronto
Ndikuriyo, Ivan, Ottawa
Reid, Claire, Thunder Bay
Advisory panels provide advice and help set priorities in many granting competitions at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Advisory panels do not make grant decisions. Officers make final grant recommendations to the OAC Director & CEO and the OAC board based on advisors' comments, OAC priorities, the program budget and the number of applications to the program. In Years 2 and 3 of a multi-year cycle, requests are reviewed by the officer and not an advisory panel.
To safeguard the integrity of the peer assessment process, we do not allow anyone who has a direct conflict of interest with an application to serve on an assessment panel where that application is to be reviewed. Indirect conflicts of interest are managed by a standard OAC procedure.
Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that received operating grants in 2019-2020 were not assessed by advisory panels in 2020. All eligible operating grant recipients received the same amount in 2020-2021 as in 2019-2020.
This program’s 2020-2021 deadline received one or more applications from new operating applicants. These applications were assessed by the advisors listed above, and any new recipients are labelled “new” below.
Number of Applications:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Afrique Nouvelle Musique, Toronto, $15,240
Carrefour francophone de Sudbury, Sudbury, $34,459
Centre culturel Frontenac, Kingston, $25,308
Conseil des Arts de Hearst, Hearst, $43,740
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, Ottawa, $103,068
La Nuit sur l'étang, Sudbury, $29,661
Le Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury, Sudbury, $45,538
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans, Orléans, $15,518
Salon du livre de Toronto, Toronto, $23,329
This program is available in French only.