No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



The program’s priority is to support organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to Ontario’s professional media artists, the media arts infrastructure and their role in the region.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications


March 1, 2022


Applicant must be/have

  • Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario
  • at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last fiscal year, and in projected revenues for the current and requested years (for applicants not currently receiving funding from this program)
  • at least two years of sustained, regular, ongoing programming, as of the application date. If the applicant's organization does not meet this requirement, consider applying for project funding;
  • a range of revenue sources
  • an active board of directors/governing body

Applications Steps:


Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. Before applying, applicants must create or update their profile in Nova.

New applicants must contact the program officer to discuss eligibility.

Documentation Needed:

The application must include:

  1. 1
    answers to the questions in the application: split into questions about artistic merit, impact and visibility.
  2. 2
    financial and statistical information submitted through Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada (CADAC)
  3. 3
    financial statements of the organization’s last completed year, uploaded to CADAC
  4. 4
    artistic examples: audiovisual documentation of their organization’s programming activities.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Normally, OAC operating programs only accept new applicants in year one of their multi-year cycle. This year is an exception: all operating programs are open to new applicants in 2022.
  2. 2
    After this year, 2024 will be the next deadline open to new applicants to this program.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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