Preparing an application? In the current context, we understand that application deadlines and requirements may be difficult to meet. Remaining March project program deadlines (Multi and Inter-Arts Projects, Literary Organizations Projects, Music Production and Presentation Projects) have been extended by two weeks, and extension requests will be considered for April deadlines. Certain mandatory application items (letters of confirmation, cost projections, etc.) may also be difficult to obtain. We will work with applicants to ensure these limitations are not barriers to applying. Contact program staff for support.
For a full list of COVID-19 news and changes, please see OAC’s COVID-19 update page, and full FAQs and Guidelines.
For more than 55 years, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. In 2020-21, OAC invested its grant program budget of $53.6 million in 195 communities across Ontario through 1,828 grants to individual artists and 1,172 grants to organizations. A further one-time $25 million Arts Recovery Support Fund that the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries announced in March 2021 was allocated to eligible organizations the same month.