Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
The program supports Ontario-based literary artists to complete new works for book-length publication or for public performance, and literary performers who wish to record their own repertoire. There are two components:
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded in the second and third categories may be smaller than the amount requested.
You must be an Ontario resident with a permanent physical address in Ontario and have a recent professional history with a history of public performance in dub, sound or performance poetry, storytelling, ASL poetry or other performance literature forms.
Applicants whose professional publishing history makes them eligible to apply to Literary Creation Projects: Works for Publication may also apply if they have an eligible project.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
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:
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 – Creation Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
The following types of work are not eligible:
Northern Writers: live in 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.