Until these programs open in Nova, the 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.
Search grants by activity, discipline, priority group, applicant type and/or grant type.
The following program accepts applications year-round:
The following programs are administered by third-party recommenders. These programs are active during the periods listed below:
For more than 55 years, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. In 2020-21, OAC invested $78.6 million in 206 communities across Ontario through 2,176 grants to individual artists and 1,312 grants to organizations. This amount includes the one-time $25 million Arts Recovery Support Fund from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.