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Ontario Arts Council


Erika Iserhoff

Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7454

Final Report Forms

All final reports are completed and submitted in Nova, OAC’s online granting system. This now includes grants received through a paper application process. For instructions on how to log into Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For enquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.

Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects

Support for Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects is now provided through the Indigenous Arts Projects program.


The program supports northern Ontario Indigenous presenters to produce music events in or around their communities.


The program’s priorities are to:

  • strengthen and develop a northern network of Indigenous presenters
  • create opportunities for northern audiences to engage in music events
  • support opportunities for musicians from all regions to present in the north

Deadline dates

Support for Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects is now provided through the Indigenous Arts Projects program.

Grant amount(s)

  • Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects - maximum $5,000

Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

Eligible applicants

  • individuals and artists working in any genre who identify as Indigenous and maintain a permanent physical address in northern Ontario
  • ad hoc group/collectives comprised of individuals, with at least 50% of their membership identifying as Indigenous and maintaining a permanent physical address in northern Ontario
  • northern Ontario-based not-for profit organizations, centres and First Nations band councils, with at least 50% of their staff/membership identifying as Indigenous.

Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.

Ineligible applicants

  • municipalities, colleges and/or universities
  • for-profit presenters
  • managers

This program funds

  • artists’ fees
  • artists’ travel costs, i.e. transportation, hotel, meals
  • venue costs
  • equipment rental
  • purchase of small-scale equipment, software, electronics and similar materials required to carry out the project
  • technicians’ fees
  • promotional costs, e.g. posters, flyers, etc.
  • presenter fees, for coordinating, consulting and organizing the event
  • administrative costs, e.g. phone, mail, etc.

Note: Contracted artists can be from anywhere and of any cultural background. They may be local talent, professional touring musicians or a combination of both.

This program does not fund

  • events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • fundraising
  • major capital expenditures, including buying, leasing or renovating buildings and purchase of major equipment
  • youth talent shows

Activity timing

The activities for which you are requesting funding:

  • cannot start before the deadline
  • cannot finish before you receive your grant results
  • must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results

Final report requirements

If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions — receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations. Complete and submit the report in Nova.

Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:

  • description of the project undertaken and its outcomes, including details on any minor or approved changes to what had been outlined in the application
  • final budget
    • If the budget you submit shows a surplus of more than $250 (revenues as compared to expenses), you may be required to repay the surplus amount to OAC.
  • documentation and/or an explanation of how you acknowledged or will acknowledge OAC support for your project.
    • This should include samples of OAC logo recognition on any promotional or other materials produced in conjunction with the project, such as publications, brochures, posters, invitations, websites, or videos/films. This could also include a description of verbal acknowledgement at public events or the intention to include OAC acknowledgement in associated future activities/materials

To apply

Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.

Before applying, you must:

Your application includes:

Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.

For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric.

For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.

Program-specific definitions

Indigenous: individuals who identify as status or non-status First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Music Presenter: for the purposes of this program, music presenters are defined as individuals, collectives or organizations that:

  • plan and organize public music events
  • select and contract artists/groups for a music event or concert
  • pay a guaranteed fee to hired artists/groups
  • develop and articulate a rationale for programming choices
  • book the venue and supply the technical support for the event
  • get the community to come out to the event

Northern Ontario: includes the Far North, Northwest, and Northeast regions of the province. This includes the Manitoulin, Parry Sound and Nipissing districts and all regions north of these districts.