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Music Organizations: Operating

Results Announcement

Deadline Date: October 15, 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:
Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, Niagara-on-the-Lake, $23,595
Brookside Music Association, Midland, $8,768
Brott Music Festival, Hamilton, $65,223
CityFolk, Ottawa, $69,000
Electric Eclectics, Meaford, $12,150
Elora Festival, Elora, $29,311
Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, $47,958
Georgian Bay Folk Society, Owen Sound, $31,083
Goderich Celtic Folk Society, Goderich, $21,182
Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph, $41,400
Hillside Festival, Guelph, $68,620
Home County Music and Art Festival, London, $17,617
Kitchener Blues Community Inc., Kitchener, $20,820
Lula Music and Arts Centre, Toronto, $24,710
Mariposa Folk Foundation, Orillia, $44,602
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, Toronto, $28,915
Music Africa Inc, Toronto, $25,138
Music and Beyond, Ottawa, $58,976
Music Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, $20,545
Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury, $16,217
Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, Kitchener, $12,593
Ottawa Chamber Music Society (Ottawa Chamberfest), Ottawa, $110,305
Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc., Ottawa, $109,792
River & Sky Music/Camping Festival, Sudbury, $15,477
Stratford Summer Music, Stratford, $42,883
Sun Life Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Waterloo, $12,243
Sun Parlour Folk Music Society, Kingsville, $18,952
Sunfest - Cross Cultural Arts Committee, London, $37,320
SweetWater Music Festival, Owen Sound, $10,222
Toronto Downtown Jazz Society, Toronto, $77,276
Toronto Summer Music Festival, Toronto, $52,273
Trout Forest Music Festival, Ear Falls, $10,413
Westben Arts Festival Theatre, Campbellford, $26,848