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January 10, 2022
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Chair Rita Davies today announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carolyn Vesely.
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December 10, 2021
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has established Indigenous Arts Support, a $4-million grant program announced in early November by the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.


December 24, 2021
Please note that OAC will be closed as of 3 p.m. ET on December 24, 2021 through January 3, 2022. During this time, staff will not be available to help with grant applications, except for the Indigenous Arts Support program. The OAC reopens on Tuesday January 4, 2022. 
Josée Forest-Niesing
November 22, 2021
It is with sadness that the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board and staff learned of the death of former board member and Sudbury resident Josée Forest-Niesing, on November 20 from COVID-19 related causes.