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Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating

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:
Aanmitaagzi, North Bay, $33,672
Aboriginal Experiences, Arts and Culture, Stittsville, $46,089
Canadian Community Arts Initiative, Mississauga, $27,744
De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Storytellers, Wikwemikong, $265,473
Expect Theatre Inc., Toronto, $29,280
House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts and Culture, Ottawa, $26,626
Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, $62,692
Luminato, Toronto, $93,352
Manifesto, Toronto, $35,983
Mayworks Festival, Toronto, $25,916
MonstrARTity, Mississauga, $39,008
Native Women in the Arts, Toronto, $22,802
Ottawa International Children's Festival, Ottawa, $49,025
Public Energy, Peterborough, $48,277
Public Recordings Performance Projects, Toronto, $10,107
Red Sky Performance, Toronto, $68,515
Suitcase in Point, St. Catharines, $11,369
Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto, $26,221
The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, $50,600
Theatre Centre, Toronto, $53,315
Tirgan, Thornhill, $42,642
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, $60,192
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, $35,137
Workman Arts, Toronto, $50,508