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September 1, 2022 - October 13, 2022

Ontario Arts Council: Deaf and Disability Project Grants

Hosted by Ontario Arts Council

The Deaf and Disability Arts Projects granting program supports Ontario-based:

  • artists and arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • ad hoc groups, collectives and arts organizations mandated to serve and led by artists or arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability.

It funds work in all disciplines that are supported at OAC. The program has three categories:

  • Creation: to help cover the costs of research and development, exploration and experimentation, and creation of new work
  • Production: to help cover the costs of production and/or the creation of artworks
  • Professional development: to help cover the costs of study or training; mentorship; internship or apprenticeship; and/or documentation of artwork

Accessibility

If you need application support to complete your application, please make your request at least four weeks before the program deadline.

Artists with disabilities: The OAC identifies artists with disabilities as people who have physical, mental or learning conditions with long-term, temporary or varying effects that may be apparent or not.

Deaf artists: The OAC identifies Deaf artists as distinct from artists with disabilities based on the Canadian Hearing Society’s definition of “Culturally Deaf,” a term that refers to individuals who identify with and participate in the language, culture, and community of Deaf people.

Organizations

Ontario Arts Council

121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3M5, Canada

Phone number: (416) 961-1660

Email: info@arts.on.ca

OAC is an agency that operates at arm's length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.