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Clelia Farrugia

Officer
416-969-7433
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7433

Lucy Gouveia

Program Administrator
416-969-7432
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7432

Theatre Organizations: Operating

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.
 

Purpose

The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional theatre organizations in Ontario.

Priorities

The program’s priority is to support organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to Canadian work.

Deadline dates

March 12 and November 5, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

  • In 2020 this program is in year two of a three-year cycle and is not accepting new applicants.
  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Financial and statistical reports must be submitted through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC) before the deadline.
  • Grant notifications: June 2020 and February 2021.
  • If you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program, your grant will be conditional upon receipt of the report.

Important

  • New applicants must contact the program officer to discuss eligibility.
  • 2022 is the next deadline open to new applicants to this program.

Eligible applicants

  • Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario
  • Organizations must have:
    • at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last fiscal year, and in projected revenues for the current and requested years (for applicants not currently receiving funding from this program)
    • at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming, as of the application date. If your organization does not meet this requirement, consider applying for project funding
    • a range of revenue sources
    • an active board of directors/governing body

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

Ineligible applicants

  • non-arts organizations
  • municipalities, colleges and/or universities

To apply

Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to apply online in Nova 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 - Operating Programs.