Ontario Arts Council - Arts Response Initiative: Project Grants for Organizational Partnerships

Funding region: 
Ontario
Type: 
Funding & grants
Applicants: 
Arts organizations
Teachers & schools
Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

Purpose

The program supports Ontario-based professional arts organizations to continue to work and participate in the arts community in the context of COVID-19. It encourages exploration, adaptation, and the development of new ways of working that will help to increase the resilience of Ontario’s arts sector. Projects must be in response to the challenges resulting from the pandemic. This can include activities that assist artists and arts organizations in the short, medium and long term. The program is focused on projects that benefit a large number of artists and/or arts organizations other than the applicant, and particularly those from OAC priority groups. A project partner or partner(s) are required.

Deadline dates

November 3, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available approximately four months after the deadline.

Eligible applicants

  • Ontario-based not-for-profit arts organizations who are eligible in at least one other OAC project or operating program
  • Ontario-based, Canadian-owned for-profit book or periodical publishers eligible for funding in OAC’s publishing programs

Eligible project partners:

  • Ontario-based not-for-profit arts organizations who are eligible in at least one other OAC project or operating program
  • Ontario-based, Canadian-owned for-profit book or periodical publishers eligible for funding in OAC’s publishing programs
  • community and youth/training orchestras (see definition)
  • community and training choirs/choral organizations (see definition)
  • ad hoc groups/collectives of professional artists or arts professionals with a permanent physical address in Ontario and who are eligible in at least one other OAC project program (see definition of ad hoc groups/collectives in the Guide to OAC Project Programs)
  • Ontario-based non-arts organizations
  • organization from the health or education sector or from the private sector
  • schools run by First Nations or Indigenous education authorities

This program funds

The program supports activities that will be of long-term benefit to the partners and/or the intended audience or community of focus, and potentially also the broader arts sector. It supports partners to develop new or adapted models and ways of working that are relevant in an environment of change. This may include developing new approaches to current and future creation, production, presentation and school- and community-based arts engagement projects. It may also include exploring new ways of reaching presenters, audiences and markets. Projects can also explore ways of navigating COVID-19 related public health and safety concerns.