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Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in Ontario

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits, Ad-hoc Groups, Collectives
and Publishers for Art Projects on Abuse and Violence

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Ontario Arts Council

Deadline Date:

12/15/15 12:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $75,000 per year to Ontario nonprofit organizations, ad-hoc groups, collectives and publishers to work with professional artists of any art form or artistic practice to develop and deliver arts projects that deal effectively with issues of abuse and violence and share them with Ontario communities.

Funding is intended for short and long-term art projects that engage the community in sexual awareness and prevention.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164734

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations can request up to $75,000 per year.

Ad hoc groups/collectives can request up to $30,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

The activity cannot start before March 8, 2016, and may be completed in 1 to 3 years.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community Nonprofit Organizations:
To be eligible for a project grant from this program, an organization must:
- Have expertise in the areas of sexual violence and harassment prevention OR have a community collaborator with expertise in sexual violence and harassment prevention,
- Be incorporated in Ontario or federally,
- Have at least 50% of its members residing in Ontario,
- Have a permanent physical address in Ontario,
- Operate on a not-for-profit basis,
- Have an arts collaborator.

Arts Nonprofit Organizations
To be eligible for a project grant from this program, an organization must:
- Have an arts mandate,
- Be incorporated in Ontario or federally,
- Have at least 50% of its members residing in Ontario,
- Have a head office in Ontario,
- Be governed by a volunteer board of directors or an advisory board,
- Have a community collaborator with expertise in sexual violence and harassment prevention.

Arts Ad-Hoc Groups or Collectives
Ad hoc groups or collectives are made up of two or more individuals or groups/organizations that come together for a one-time project (ad hoc group) or have ongoing activity (collective).
To be eligible for a project grant from this program, your ad hoc group/collective:
- Be mostly composed of professional artists,
- Have at least 50% of its members residing in Ontario,
- Not be an incorporated organization,
- Have a permanent physical address in Ontario,
- Operate on a not-for-profit basis,
- Have a community collaborator with expertise in sexual violence and harassment prevention.

Arts For-Profit Organizations (Publishers Only)
To be eligible for a project grant from this program, you must:
-Be an Ontario-based, Canadian-owned book or periodical publisher eligible for funding in OAC’s publishing programs,
- Have a community collaborator with expertise in sexual violence and harassment prevention.

Ineligible Applicants:
- Colleges, universities and municipalities (cannot be applicants, but can be collaborators on projects).
- Schools or school boards (cannot be applicants, but can be collaborators on projects).
- Incorporated for-profit organizations, except eligible book and magazine publishers.

Priority will be given to projects that are led by and/or engage the following communities in respectful, relevant, reciprocal and responsible ways:
- Aboriginal peoples and communities
- Deaf people and/or people with disabilities
- Ethno-cultural and/or religious communities
- Francophone peoples and communities
- Immigrants, refugees, newcomers
- People living in poverty
- LGBTQ persons (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, intersex, queer and questioning)
- People with mental health or addiction issues
- Rural/remote communities
- Seniors (55 years and older)
- Youth (18-30 years)

Funding:

- This program can fund up to 100% of the total project budget. While there is no obligation to demonstrate diversified revenue sources, doing so may enhance the viability of the application.
- Up to 15% of the grant can be used toward administrative expenses.
- Marketing/promotional, documentation, and evaluation costs are considered program costs (not administrative expenses). Hiring support staff to assist with evaluation and documentation is an eligible expense.
- The grant must be used to pay appropriate professional fees to artists.

Pre-Application Information:

1. Email the application, budget and supporting written documents to the contact.
2. Mail the signature page and audio visual support material (if applicable) to the contact.

Applicants will be notified of the results 3 months after the application deadline. Grant results are not given by telephone or email, so please do not call or email for this information. The program officer can provide limited feedback.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation in any stage of the grant process, please contact the program office as soon as possible to discuss options.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications to:
cef@arts.on.ca

Loree Lawrence
Multi and Inter-Arts, Community-Engaged Arts and Community Arts Councils Program Officer
1-800-387-0058 ext. 7425
llawrence@arts.on.ca

For applicants in the North:
Marilyn McIntosh, Northwestern Consultant
1-866-391-2221
mmcintosh@arts.on.ca

Also available for inquiries:
Maya Bedward, Program Administrator
1-800-387-0058 ext. 5135
mbedward@arts.on.ca

Ontario Arts Council
151 Bloor Street West
Fifth Floor
Toronto ON M5S 1T6

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