Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
09/15/20 1:00 PM ET
Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations, First Nation schools, and Aboriginal artists. Funding is intended to bring artists to work with individuals or groups of people from a community to create, experience, or present artistic work.
The program supports projects that bring together Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to:
- Work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge
- Teach arts workshops in schools during the upcoming school year, engaging children and youth in creative, active, hands-on and in-depth arts experiences
There are five categories:
- Community arts projects: to help cover the costs of participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts.
- Indigenous languages through the arts: to help cover the costs of artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Indigenous languages through the arts.
- Training for community artists and animators: to help cover the costs of Indigenous artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice.
- Indigenous artists in schools projects: to help cover the costs of activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts.
- Indigenous artists in northern fly-in communities: supports (a) applicants from fly-in communities working anywhere in Ontario, and (b) applicants from anywhere in Ontario working in fly-in communities
This program funds:
- Community-engaged collective creation, production, exhibitions and presentations.
- Workshop series, art camps, summer programs, experiential arts learning activities, after school art programs.
- Community based arts activities in any community setting including schools, community centers, health centers, home studios, galleries, site specific and on the land.
- Training for artists who wish to improve their skills to work in community settings.
- Hands-on workshops in schools that engage students in a creative process.
- Fees and expenses for Elders and language/knowledge keepers who are engaged in an artistic practice, and helpers.
- Mentorship of emerging Indigenous artist educators, aged between 18 and 30.
- Preparation time, insurance, vulnerable-sector checks, administrative activities of artists.
- Transportation, accommodations and meals, materials and supplies, and equipment rental (if applicable).
GrantWatch ID#: 153147
- Community arts projects: maximum $15,000
- Indigenous languages through the arts: maximum $15,000
- Training for community artists and animators: maximum $15,000
- Indigenous artists in schools projects: maximum $15,000
- Indigenous artists in northern Ontario fly-in communities: maximum $17,000
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
- Cannot start before the deadline
- Cannot finish before you receive your grant results
- Must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://grants.arts.on.ca/s_Login.jsp?lang=1
Individuals have the option to apply orally to this program. For more information or to apply, call 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7401.
Erika Iserhoff, Indigenous Arts Officer
Ontario Arts Council
121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor
Toronto ON M4W 3M5
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