Information Session – Sep 25: OAC’s New Arts Response Initiative Funding

Information Session : OAC’s New Arts Response Initiative Funding

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10 am  Via Zoom 

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At this session, you will learn about the Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) new Arts Response Initiative. The initiative was launched to support artists and arts groups and organizations as they navigate the negative impacts on their artistic practices and operations due to COVID-19. Join Maura Broadhurst, Arts Sector Development Officer, as she reviews the Ontario Arts Council’s regular programs and outlines the purposes of this new funding opportunity. She will explain the priorities of the program, the kinds of activities it supports, how to make an application and offer tips on writing a strong application. There will also be time for questions and answers.

The Ontario Arts Council designed this program in recognition of the barriers and challenges artists and arts groups and organizations have been experiencing since the emergence of the pandemic. It encourages exploration, adaptation, and the development of new ways of working that will increase the inclusiveness and resilience of Ontario’s arts sector, both now and into the future.

The Arts Response Initiative has three categories:

Project Grants for Individuals
Deadline: October 20, 2020 at 1 PM
Fixed Grant amount: $4,000

Project Grants for Ad Hoc Groups, Collectives and Organizations
Deadline: November 3, 2020 at 1 PM
Grant maximum: $15,000

Project Grants for Organizational Partnerships
Deadline: November 3, 2020 at 1 PM
Grant maximum: $30,000

For more details visit OAC’s website:

The information session is being hosted by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario.