Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
Grants of up to $5,000 to Ontario published professional writers to begin or continue written compositions in the following genres: fiction, nonfiction literature, young adult literature, poetry, comics and graphic novels, and illustrated writing for children. Funding may be used for artist fees and for research expenses.
The program supports Ontario writers in the creation of new work and creates and strengthens connections between Ontario writers, publishers, and literary organizations.
Important: Artist fees funded through this program must not be construed as a fee paid by a publisher to an artist for any reason.
The following types of work are eligible for consideration:
GrantWatch ID#: 164735
The minimum grant is $1,500; the maximum is $5,000.
The activities for which applicants request funding:
- Cannot finish before receiving the grant results, which may be sent up to six weeks after the program’s closing date; and
- Must be completed no more than two years after receiving the grant results. Grantees may continue to work on the funded manuscript after this date, but the grant must be fully spent by this time.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register for the online application system: https://grants.arts.on.ca/s_Login.jsp?lang=1
Jack Illingworth, Officer
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7438
Rohana Buzamlak, Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7416
Ontario Arts Council
121 Bloor Street East
Toronto ON M4W 3M5
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