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Building Audiences and Markets

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It is OAC’s vision that Ontario artists and arts organizations are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for their work. The OAC supports a number of audience and market development projects and initiatives including outreach, touring, residencies, collaborations and travel.  
 
OAC’s key objectives in Building Audiences and Markets are to:  
  • Promote Ontario’s identity through the arts.
  • Increase opportunities for Ontario artists, organizations and arts presenters to reach and build new audiences and communities locally and across the province.
  • Create opportunities for Ontario artists, organizations and arts presenters to showcase their work at the national and international level.
  • Create new and meaningful connections between artists and audiences.
  • Support collaborations that build outreach and audience development capacity.

Grant Programs

Artist-Presenter Collaboration Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This was a temporary program. There will be no further deadlines. Some activities funded through this program is funded through Touring and Circulation Projects. For more information and to confirm the eligibility of your project, visit the Touring and Circulation Projects program web page. 
Diffusion – projets francophones Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program is available in French only.
Diffusion francophone – fonctionnement Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program is available in French only.
Market Development Travel Assistance Toggle Expand
What We Fund
This program has been suspended indefinitely. To find out more about activities supported by OAC programs see the Grants Advanced Search.
Ontario Arts Presenters Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
The program supports the presentation of arts events or series in Ontario by volunteer collectives, groups and organizations or municipalities, colleges and universities.
Touring and Circulation Projects Toggle Expand
What We Fund
After being temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Touring and Circulation Projects program (formerly Touring Projects) will reopen in 2023. Complete information will be available in February 2023.