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Aboriginal Arts Award

Award to an Ontario Individual Native Artist
to Recognize Exceptional Accomplishments

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Ontario Arts Council

Deadline Date:

02/17/16 5:00 PM EST Hand-Delivery, or Postmarked

Description:

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Award of $10,000 to recognize an Ontario individual Aboriginal artist for exceptional accomplishments and career development. Additionally, the awardee will be asked to select an emerging Aboriginal artist who best exemplifies the next generation of Aboriginal leadership in the arts. The recipient will receive a cash award of $2,500.

The award winner and the nominated emerging artist will be announced at a local celebration (chosen in consultation with the winner) as part of National Aboriginal History Month in June each year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165451

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awardee: $10,000.
The selected Emerging Artist will receive $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for nomination the nominee must:

- Be an Aboriginal person.
- Be a resident of Ontario.
- Be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada, or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this.
- Have been a resident in Ontario for at least one year before the nomination deadline date.
- Continue to reside in Ontario at least eight months a year, with the exception of: artists who live in Ontario may leave the province for up to one year if the absences are temporary (e.g. for an educational or artistic opportunity).
- Nominees must be a professional artist or an arts leader and can work in all customary/traditional and/or contemporary art practices: craft, dance, integrated arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre or visual arts.

Restrictions:

- No person can receive more than one Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award.
- No person shall be awarded the award posthumously unless his/her death occurs after the OAC has selected the laureate(s).
- Collectives, ensembles or groups of artists.
- Students who are enrolled a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university, students enrolled at an elementary or secondary school.

Definitions:

- Aboriginal: Status and Non-Status, M├ętis and Inuit people.
- Professional artist: Someone who has developed skills through training or practice, is recognized by artists working in the same artistic tradition, has a history of public presentation or publication, seeks payment for her or his work and actively practices his or her art. Short breaks in artistic work history are allowed.
- Resident: Someone who has a permanent address in Ontario.
- Reside: Someone who lives permanently in Ontario.

Pre-Application Information:

Mail or deliver the nomination to the contact address. Please note the new address.

Contact Information:

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

Carolyn Gloude, Associate Awards Officer
416-969-7423
Toll-free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7423
cgloude@arts.on.ca

Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award
Ontario Arts Council
121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor
Toronto ON M4W 3M5

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario;

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