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.
Due to the challenges caused by COVID-19, the April 1, 2020 deadline for this program has been extended to April 15, 2020 at 1pm ET.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
The activity 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 – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Independent: Work that you initiated as the artist/director. You have complete creative and editorial control and hold copyright. Student, commissioned, and commercial works are not considered independent.
Emerging: You have completed at least one independent media work.
Mid-Career: You have completed at least two independent media works. You have been practicing for at least five years.
Established: You have completed at least five independent media works. You have been practicing for at least 15 years.