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.
The first video provides an overview of the Arts Response Initiative and features OAC’s Director of Granting, Kelly Langgard in conversation with Visual Arts Officer, Zhe Gu.
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.