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Results Announcement

Deadline Date: March 3, 2020

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.
Number of Applications:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones, Toronto, $27,130
Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario, North Bay, $16,875
Arts Council - Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton, $7,722
Arts Council - Windsor & Region, Windsor, $23,643
Arts Etobicoke, Toronto, $41,338
Arts Network Ottawa / Réseau des arts d'Ottawa, Ottawa, $38,430
ArtsBuild Ontario, Kitchener, $18,462
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists - Ontario Chapter, Toronto, $8,344
Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, Ottawa, $5,650
Canadian Dance Assembly, Toronto, $24,241
Canadian League of Composers / Ligue canadienne des compositeurs, Toronto, $10,083
Canadian Music Centre, Toronto, $95,034
CAPACOA, Ottawa, $24,876
CARFAC Ontario, Toronto, $66,700
Choirs Ontario, Toronto, $8,640
Craft Ontario, Toronto, $88,817
Cultural Industries Ontario North, Sudbury, $43,596
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, Toronto, $32,127
Dance Ontario Association, Toronto, $19,301
Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Toronto, $49,503
Documentary Organization of Canada, Toronto, $28,119
Electric City Culture Council, Peterborough, $14,628
Folk Music Ontario, Ottawa, $44,042
FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Toronto, $21,200
Guelph Arts Council, Guelph, $8,192
Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton, $8,574
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA), Toronto, $36,367
Inuit Art Foundation, Toronto, $48,760
Kingston Arts Council, Kingston, $13,495
League of Canadian Poets, Toronto, $60,268
London Arts Council, London, $45,011
Magazines Canada, Toronto, $87,599
MANO/RAMO, Toronto, $23,180
Mississauga Arts Council, Mississauga, $29,493
Mural Routes, Toronto, $18,952
Nia Centre for the Arts, Toronto, $24,955
North York Arts, Toronto, $28,428
Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Toronto, $61,001
Ontario Book Publishers Organization, Picton, $9,970
Ontario Presents, Toronto, $74,964
Opera.ca, Toronto, $24,082
Orchestras Canada / Orchestres Canada, Peterborough, $70,455
Ottawa Arts Council, Ottawa, $13,293
PEN Canada, Toronto, $23,858
Playwrights Guild of Canada, Toronto, $53,680
Prince Edward County Arts Council, Picton, $13,133
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), TORONTO, $47,752
Quinte Arts Council, Belleville, $7,152
Scarborough Arts, Toronto, $22,213
Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada, Toronto, $9,476
The Literary Press Group of Canada, Toronto, $38,901
The Writers' Union of Canada, Toronto, $112,241
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Toronto, $24,033
WorkInCulture, Toronto, $26,704
York Region Arts Council, Newmarket, $18,197