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Myron Kozak

Cross-Sectoral Associate Officer
416-961-1660 ext. 7113
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7113

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.

Multi and Inter-Arts Projects

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 March 19, 2020 deadline for this program has been extended to April 9, 2020 at 1pm ET.

 

Purpose

The program supports the creation, production and presentation of multi- and inter-arts activities by professional Ontario artists, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations working in all art forms and initiatives that benefit the professional multi- and inter-arts community.

Multi- and inter-arts activities: are practices, initiatives and events that have two or more artistic forms present in equal balance in the creation, production and presentation of work. Artistic forms may remain separate or can be combined to create new, unified forms. Multi and inter-arts activities involve bringing art forms together in ways that make the activity unique and therefore not eligible for funding in OAC's discipline-based programs in Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature, Visual Arts or Media Arts.


There are four categories:

  • Creation: supports the initial artistic costs of creating new multi- and inter-arts work, for research, exploration and experimentation
  • Production and Presentation: helps support the artistic production and presentation costs of multi- and inter-arts work
  • Series/Festivals: helps support the presentation and promotion costs of arts activities/events presented either at regular intervals or within a defined and concentrated period of time of one or more days
  • Development Initiatives: helps support the costs of activities and initiatives that significantly benefit Ontario’s multi and inter-arts sector. This includes professional development workshop series, training initiatives, conferences and other activities with a community impact. Projects cannot be related to creation, production or presentation activities of a single production. Professional development workshop series and training initiatives must include registration fees

Deadline dates

April 9 and October 14, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available approximately four months after the deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Creation: maximum $10,000
  • Production and Presentation: maximum $20,000
  • Series/Festivals: maximum $15,000
  • Development Initiatives: maximum $8,000

Eligible applicants

  • professional artists who are Ontario residents and have a permanent physical address in Ontario
  • ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations that are comprised of professional artists with a permanent physical address in Ontario
  • incorporated not-for-profit Ontario-based arts organizations with a permanent physical address in Ontario
  • non-arts organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives. They must have professional artists/arts professionals and/or curators (for example, an advisory committee) directly involved in making programming decisions for the project.

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

Ineligible applicants

  • municipalities, colleges and/or universities
  • students for whom the proposed activity is directly related to their graduate degree or thesis
  • organizations that receive a grant in the Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations – Operating program
  • organizations that receive an operating grant in other OAC programs, with the exception of organizations mandated to serve one or more of the OAC priority groups
  • series or festivals not involving professional artists/arts professionals and/or directly in programming decisions (see the Ontario Arts Presenters Projects program)

Important: Organizations applying as new applicants in the Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations – Operating program may apply only for projects taking place in their current fiscal year.

This program funds

  • artists’ fees
  • production costs (e.g. staging, technical equipment, costumes)
  • purchase of small-scale equipment, software, electronics and similar materials required to carry out the project
  • venue or studio rental
  • marketing, promotion and administration costs

This program does not fund

  • events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • projects eligible for funding in other OAC programs
  • amateur, pre-professional, student or faculty projects
  • events for which the presentation of artistic programming is not the primary purpose
  • fundraising activities
  • tours (see Touring Projects)
  • major capital expenditures, including buying, leasing or renovating buildings and purchase of major equipment

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 – Activity Projects.


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