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Ontario Arts Council


Terry Gitersos

Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7401

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.

Young Audience Circuit in the North

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 program supports multidisciplinary performing arts presenters based in northern and central Ontario communities to present work by Ontario artists and companies for young audiences.

This funding supports a circuit of presenters to provide access to diverse Ontario work for young audiences in these regions, and aims to build the capacity of participating presenters.


Participation in the program is by invitation only. Presenters must consult with the program officer to determine their fit for the program.

Deadline dates

May 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available approximately four months after each deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Multidisciplinary Arts Presenters: $5,000

Eligible applicants

  • multidisciplinary arts presenters who present programming for young audiences

Applicants must be incorporated not-for-profit arts organizations, or ad hoc groups/collectives with a permanent physical address in northern Ontario or in either Muskoka District Municipality or Haliburton County, and:

  • offer at least two arts performances for young audiences in their upcoming programming season
  • have an employee, contracted person or volunteer responsible for the performing arts programming for young audiences

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

Ineligible applicants

  • organizations that receive OAC operating grants
  • performing arts festivals

Note: Organizations that receive funding in this program are not eligible to apply for an OAC project grant from the following programs in the same year:

  • Ontario Arts Presenters Projects
  • Diffusion – projets francophones

This program funds

  • presentation of work for young audiences by professional Ontario performing artists and arts organizations

Eligible costs:

  • fees and touring expenses for Ontario artists and arts organizations
  • production and marketing expenses
  • expenses for audience development and community-engaged activities

This program does not fund

  • creating, commissioning, co-producing and rehearsing of artistic works
  • overhead costs, including office rent and administration
  • 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

Program-specific definitions

Multidisciplinary performing arts presenter: arts organization that selects artistic programming for presentation to the public, pays a guaranteed artist fee for each presentation and covers the presentation costs; presenters do not present their own work.

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.

Community-engaged activities: activities led by Ontario-based professional artists that engage volunteers, audience members, donors and/or local community groups. The collective experience and public presentation emphasize that the integrity of the process is as important as the end product.