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OAC Indigenous Culture Funds

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For residents of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council’s (@ONArtsCouncil) Indigenous Culture Funds (ICF) programs are officially open for business. The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life.

Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the ICF:

ICF Small Grants

  • What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario with grants of up to $5,000.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals. First-time applicants, youth and Elders are all encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: Applications accepted year-round.
  • Full details on this program.

ICF Project Grants for Individuals, Groups and Collectives

  • What this program supports: Larger community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario, with up to $30,000 for short-term projects and up to $60,000 for long-term projects.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Full details on this program.

ICF Project Grants for Organizations

  • What this program supports: Large-scale projects undertaken by Indigenous organizations in Ontario, with up to $60,000 for short-term projects and up to $120,000 for long-term projects.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations – including not-for profits, schools, service organizations, community centres, councils and more.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Full details on this program.

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National & International Residency Projects

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If you’re an Ontario resident and would like to pursue an artistic residency project in Quebec from one week up to a maximum of 12 weeks, click here to learn more. Up to $10,000 is available in grant money and the deadline is November 1, 2017.

Here’s a brief summary of the program’s purpose:

The program provides Ontario artists with financial support to pursue professional development opportunities outside the province. The program aims to:

  • provide support at a time in an artist’s career when artistic growth and renewal will have an impact
  • provide freedom to experiment, be exposed to new influences, take risks and grow personally and professionally without the pressure of producing
  • provide access to new cultural surroundings and, in turn, a broader perspective
  • encourage networking and relationship-building to promote an exchange of artistic views across national and international boundaries.

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ATTN: Deaf Artists & Artists with a Disability

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If you’re a deaf artist or an artist working with a disability AND you’re a resident of Ontario, check out this link for the Ontario Arts Council’s upcoming Grant Writing Info Session, which will take place on September 7. You can attend in person or online.

The deadline for the related arts project grants is October 5.

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OAC Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

If you know of an artist or arts organization that should be nominated for this highly prestigious (and financially lucrative) award, make sure you nominate them through the Ontario Arts Council by December 1, 2016.

More information available on the OAC’s website.

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Upcoming OAC Grant Deadlines

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Attention all artists residing in Ontario! There are a number of Ontario Arts Council (OAC) grant deadlines approaching in many different artistic disciplines. Click here to see if you meet the requirements for any of them.

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