Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
06/04/19 1:00 PM ET
Grants of up to $10,000 to Ontario English-language book or magazine publishers to support arts-based publishing activities. Funding is intended to support works of original literature and art, critical arts commentary, or substantive cultural commentary.
This program funds:
- Editorial, production, circulation, marketing, and promotion costs of publishing eligible books or magazines in English
- Sales, distribution, and administrative costs if directly related to an eligible publication.
Authorship: Eligible books contain at least 50 percent Canadian-authored creative content (literary and graphic) and are in English. Project support for publishing in French or Indigenous languages is available from the OAC’s Francophone and Indigenous Arts programs.
Categories: Eligible books are original works of at least 48 printed pages (at least 24 pages for children’s books) published for a trade market readership in cloth, paper, or digital formats (i.e., books sold subject to the normal trade discount of 40 percent or more). Co-publications are eligible if they originated with the Canadian publisher. Translations into French, English or Indigenous languages of Canadian-authored works are eligible if they meet all other eligibility criteria.
Subject Areas: Eligible books are works of literary, artistic, or cultural importance in the genres of fiction; poetry; drama; literary and arts criticism; autobiography, biography, memoir and essays; comics and graphic novels; works for children and young adults; and creative and literary works of history, politics, social issues, science, travel, etc.
Applicants who are Deaf or have a disability and need support to complete their grant applications can apply for funds to cover the costs of assistance from service providers. Up to $500 is available per eligible applicant in a year. You should request this funding at least six weeks before the project program deadline.
GrantWatch ID#: 158918
- Magazine Publishers: maximum $10,000
- Book Publishers: maximum $10,000
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
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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