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 OAC recognizes and values the distinctive nature of the arts produced in Ontario’s Northern regions. We believe that the arts are essential to the quality of life, cultural identity, social well-being and economic prosperity of Ontario. We recognize the specific challenges and costs to creating, presenting and accessing the arts in the North. Applicants who live and work in the North are encouraged to apply to any program in which their activities are eligible. In addition, OAC has a program that specifically meets the needs of northern artists.
You are eligible to apply to Northern Arts Projects if you live in northern Ontario, or your ad hoc group/collective or organization is based in the North.
The program supports the creation, production and presentation of art work; professional development; and community arts engagement initiatives that benefit communities in northern Ontario. There are four categories:
The program’s priorities are to:
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 – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
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.
Arts professionals: includes artists, arts managers, curators and arts programmers.
Professional Arts and Literary Book and Magazine Publishers
Eligible Arts and Literary Books
Eligible books, for the purposes of applications from professional book publishers, are created by citizens or residents of Canada, and are in English, French, or an Indigenous language.
Translations into French, English or Indigenous languages of Canadian-authored works are eligible if they meet all other eligibility criteria.
Eligible books are works of literary, artistic, or cultural importance in the genres of fiction; poetry; drama; comics and graphic novels; works for children and young adults; and creative and literary non-fiction (including but not limited to literary and arts criticism; autobiography, biography, memoir and essays).