Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
09/15/21 1:00 PM EST
Grants of up to $4,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Ontario professional artists and groups for the creation of original music. Funding is intended for pieces initiated by the artist as well as for commissioned pieces. Eligible applicants include music professionals at any level, creating original music in any style or genre.
There are two project categories:
Self-directed creation: Projects where the applicant is an individual creator who is requesting support for composing/writing a new piece of music or body of work (for example, a song set). The applicant is taking their own initiative and making their own decisions about the music to be created.
Commissioning: Projects where the applicant is an individual composer/songwriter working with a commissioner. The commissioner can be an individual artist, music group or non-profit arts organization, choreographer or dance company, who makes a commitment to give the proposed commissioned work a première.
Program priorities include:
This program funds
Composition/creation of new original work. This may also include:
For a complete list of eligible activities and expenses, please see the URL for Full Text (RFP) link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 153165
Self-directed creation: maximum $4,000
Commissioning: maximum $20,000
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 results
Note: For self-directed creation, your project may have started before the program deadline date. However, expenses incurred before the deadline date are ineligible and will not be covered by this grant. For commissioning, composer and librettists/lyricists fees may include activity that occurred before the deadline. The world première/performance, public releases of recordings and/or publishing of new songs/compositions cannot be earlier than four and a half months after the deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nova, the Ontario Arts Council's online application system: https://grants.arts.on.ca/s_Login.jsp?lang=1
Music Program Administrator
Ontario Arts Council
1212 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor
1-800-387-0058 (toll-free in Ontario)
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