COVID-19 Updates, FAQs and Resources
Last updated: January 25, 2021
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.
OAC is producing several informational videos for potential applicants to the new Arts Response Initiative. The videos feature OAC staff in a Q&A format. They use various scenarios to address the three program categories for Individuals, Groups and Collectives and Organizational Partnerships.
Given the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing public health guidelines for travel and public gatherings, OAC will be revising the Touring Projects program so that it can better serve the Ontario arts sector.