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Media Arts Projects Grant

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Groups to Promote
the Work and Development of Media Artists

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ontario Arts Council (OAC)

Deadline Date:

04/28/21 1:00 PM ET


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Grants of up to $10,000 for Ontario nonprofit organizations and ad hoc groups or collectives that document, present, or publish the work of Ontario media artists, or that provide them with opportunities for professional development. Grants are available in three categories, presentation, professional development, and publication.

The program supports not-for-profit organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that present, document or disseminate the work of professional Ontario media artists, or that provide media artists with professional development opportunities. 

This program funds

  • Media art screening and presentation
  • Workshops, conferences, seminars and other activities that contribute to the professional development of media artists and/or artists from other disciplines who are developing a media arts practice
  • Creation and production of documentation, catalogues and other publications that develop the field and the critical theories on media arts practice

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173214

Estimated Size of Grant:

Presentation: maximum $10,000
Professional Development: maximum $10,000
Publication: maximum $10,000

Term of Contract:

Activity must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that have a permanent physical address in Ontario
- Media arts organizations and ad hoc groups/collectives that have a history of, or expertise in, media arts programming
- Organizations working in other arts disciplines that undertake media arts projects
- You must show evidence of media arts expertise through the arts professionals directly involved in the project, or through the expertise of an advisory committee of media arts professionals.

Ineligible applicants:
- Individuals
- Organizations that receive a grant in the Media Arts Organization: Operating program
- Organizations that receive an operating grant in other OAC programs, with the exception of organizations mandated to serve one or more of the OAC priority groups
- Municipalities, universities and/or colleges (including private career colleges)
- Important: Organizations applying as new applicants in the Media Arts Organizations: Operating program may apply only for projects taking place in their current fiscal year.

This program does not fund
- Creation/production projects, commissioning projects, artist residencies, and other activities intended for the creation of new work
- Workshops for youth or non-professionals (see Artists in Communities and Schools Projects)
- Tours (see Touring Projects)
- Prizes, awards or competitions
- Major capital expenditures, including buying, leasing or renovating buildings and purchase of major equipment
- Fundraising activities

Pre-Application Information:

- Deadline Dates: April 28, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
- Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
- Grant results will be available approximately four months after the deadline.

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


Emily Jeffers
Program Administrator
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7461

416-961-1660 or toll free: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 0

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