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 30, 2020 deadline for this program has been extended to May 14, 2020 at 1pm ET.
The program supports professional Ontario-based visual artists to create new work. The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the visual arts, and to support excellence, regional activity, diverse artists and communities.
There are three categories, based on years of professional practice and public presentation of work:
Important: This program does not provide juror comments or feedback to either successful or unsuccessful applicants.
Important: Partial grants are not awarded.
Note: Activities undertaken while you were a full-time student are not counted towards the required years of public presentation.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.Important: Applicants must meet program and OAC eligibility criteria at the time of application and for the duration of your project.
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 – Creation Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.