COVID-19 Updates, FAQs and Resources
Last updated: July 22, 2022
The global COVID-19 pandemic is compelling organizations like OAC to focus on the essentials of what they do and to engage those strengths to make a difference. OAC supports the diversity and vitality of the arts in every corner of the province, ensuring the value of the arts to Ontario’s cultural life. In this time of great disruption and uncertainty for the arts sector, we are:
to the artists and arts organizations we support. We understand the pressures they are experiencing right now and we will not add to those challenges.
with as much flexibility as possible, adjusting our policies, processes and programs to help the arts sector navigate the challenges they are facing.
and advocating for artists and arts organizations through this difficult time. We’re closely monitoring the impacts of the situation and exploring additional ways to sustain the sector.
September 30th will be a day of reflection for Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) Board of Directors and staff and is an opportunity to learn about the impact colonialism has had and continues to have on Indigenous peoples and how we as individuals and as an organization can do our part in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
This fall, the Francophone Arts team will hold a series of application support sessions in French.