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Pitch Opportunity for Young Audience Performers (Northern Ontario)

“The Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and Ontario Presents/Ontario Contact are a hosting pitch session for Ontario-based young audience performers, taking place in St. Catharines, Ontario on September 16th, the day following Ontario Contact 2018.

6 to 8 applicants will be selected to pitch new and upcoming projects to an audience of presenters and industry professionals, from Northern Ontario and beyond. Projects from all performing arts disciplines are welcome. Successful applicants will receive professional coaching to develop their pitching skills, as well as travel support and a complimentary 1-day registration for Ontario Contact.

This project has been developed as part of the Ontario Arts Council’s commitment to increase the quality and diversity of performances available for young audiences in Northern Ontario.

All applications must be received by July 19th, 2018 to ceilidh[at]ontariopresents.ca. All applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by August 3rd, 2018.

For more information, please read the full call for applications here.
If you have questions or wish to discuss applying, you may contact Ceilidh Wood at ceilidh[at]ontariopresents.ca.”

-submitted by Ontario Presents

Ressource à découvrir | Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario

Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario
Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, Nanos Research | ON | 2017

“Selon Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario, rapport de Nanos Research fondé sur un sondage aléatoire de 1 004 personnes, une vaste majorité d’Ontariens est d’avis que les arts contribuent aux différents éléments qui déterminent la qualité de vie et le bien-être d’une collectivité. La recherche montre aussi à quel point cette opinion est ancrée chez les Ontariens”

Pour lire le rapport complet, visitez le site du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.

Pour plus de ressources et outils GRATUITS comme celui-ci, consultez artbridges.ca/learning/learning_resources

-source : Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Indigenous Culture Fund (Ontario Arts Council)

“The Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) was created to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. The new fund is administered by Indigenous staff members at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), on behalf of the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS).

The fund is part of the Government of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The OAC and MTCS acknowledge and thank all of the survivors, their relations and the TRC.

ICF was created through a process of extensive outreach and collaboration with Indigenous communities across Ontario.  ICF exists to support cultural priorities and activities as defined by Indigenous peoples and communities, including on and off-reserve, urban, rural and remote.

The process of engagement is an ongoing one. If you have feedback on ICF, we would like to hear from you.

The goals of ICF are to:

  • Support the vitality and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis expression and ways of life.
  • Create opportunities for Indigenous people to continue community building.
  • Support community-based activities that foster well-being and resilience for Indigenous peoples of all ages.
  • Support Indigenous peoples to engage in and share cultural practices, knowledge and learning.
  • Support Indigenous language revitalization.”

For more information on the ICF grant programs, please visit Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Culture Fund page.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Rapport : Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario (Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, Nanos Research)

“Une nouvelle étude du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario (CAO) réalisée par Nanos Research révèle que les habitants de la province reconnaissent la contribution importante des arts au dynamisme et à la viabilité des collectivités.

Selon Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario, rapport de Nanos Research fondé sur un sondage aléatoire de 1 004 personnes, une vaste majorité d’Ontariens est d’avis que les arts contribuent aux différents éléments qui déterminent la qualité de vie et le bien-être d’une collectivité. La recherche montre aussi à quel point cette opinion est ancrée chez les Ontariens

Points saillants de l’enquête

Les arts et la qualité de vie

  • 93 % des Ontariens sont d’avis que les activités artistiques contribuent à enrichir la qualité de notre vie.
  • 90 % des Ontariens affirment que les arts sont importants pour améliorer la qualité de vie dans leur collectivité.
  • 85 % déclarent que les arts sont importants pour améliorer la qualité de leur propre vie.

Les arts, l’identité et l’appartenance

  • 91 % des Ontariens sont d’avis que les arts nous aident à mieux comprendre les autres cultures.
  • 88 % sont d’avis que la participation à des activités artistiques construit un sentiment d’appartenance à sa communauté.

Les arts et le bien-être collectif

  • 90 % estiment qu’une scène artistique locale et active aide la communauté à devenir un meilleur endroit où vivre.
  • 97 % estiment qu’engager les enfants dans les arts est important pour leur développement global.
  • 80 % des Ontariens estiment qu’une scène artistique locale et active aide la communauté à attirer des entreprises.

Investissement public dans les arts

  • 82 % des Ontariens estiment qu’aider à rendre les arts disponibles aux gens de l’Ontario est un investissement important du gouvernement.
  • 79 % estiment que le gouvernement devrait dépenser des fonds publics pour investir dans les arts.

Opinion positive à l’endroit des arts dans toutes les régions et dans tous les groupes démographiques

L’enquête montre aussi qu’une majorité d’Ontariens, indépendamment de la région, du sexe et de l’âge, ont une opinion positive à l’endroit des arts et de tous les aspects suivants : qualité de la vie, bien-être collectif, identité et appartenance, investissement du gouvernement.”

Pour lire le rapport complet, visitez le site du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.

-source : Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Report: Impressions of the Impact of the Arts on Quality of Life and Well-Being in Ontario (Ontario Arts Council, Nanos Research)

“A new Ontario Arts Council (OAC) study conducted by Nanos Research shows that Ontario residents recognize the important contribution of the arts to vibrant, livable communities.

Impressions of the Impact of the Arts on Quality of Life and Well-Being in Ontario, the Nanos Research report based on a random survey of 1,004 individuals, found that a large majority of Ontarians agree that the arts contribute to the various elements of quality of life and community well-being. The research also demonstrated how strongly these views are held by Ontarians.

Survey Highlights

Arts and quality of life

  • 93% of Ontarians agree that arts activities help enrich the quality of our lives.
  • 90% of Ontarians say that the arts are important to improving the quality of life in their communities.
  • 85% say that the arts are important to improving the quality of their own lives.

Arts and identity and belonging

  • 91% of Ontarians agree that the arts help us to understand other cultures better.
  • 88% agree that participating in arts activities builds a shared sense of community identity.

Arts and community well-being

  • 90% agree that an active local arts scene helps make a community a better place to live.
  • 97% agree that engaging children in the arts is important to their overall development.
  • 80% of Ontarians agree that an active local arts scene helps communities attract businesses.

Government investment in the arts

  • 82% of Ontarians agree that helping make the arts available to people in Ontario is an important government investment.
  • 79% agree that government should spend public dollars to invest in the arts.

Positive views toward the arts across all regions and demographic groups

The survey also shows that regardless of the respondent’s region, gender and age, a majority of Ontarians had positive views about the arts and all of the following aspects: quality of life, community well-being, identity and belonging, and government investment.”

For more information and to read the full report, please visit Ontario Arts Council’s website.

-from Ontario Arts Council

Resource Highlight | Indigenous Arts Protocols (Ontario Arts Council)

Indigenous Arts Protocols
Ontario Arts Council | ON | 2016

“This video was created by the Ontario Arts Council as a tool to highlight the significance of Indigenous cultural protocols in the arts.

The Ontario Arts Council commissioned Maaiingan Productions, a First Nations video production company, to create this resource. Indigenous artists, academics, Elders and cultural leaders were interviewed about the importance of protocols, to present a clear understanding of the responsibility that comes with cultural practices, and ways to honour the guiding principles of protocols.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Resource Highlight | Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook (Ontario Arts Council)

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook
Ontario Arts Council | ON | 2017

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook provides guidance on how to develop projects and points to resources, references and funding sources and offers examples of recent artist-led projects in the province. It is the new version of an earlier workbook, Another Vital Link, published in 1998. Community-engaged artist, educator and consultant Maggie Hutcheson was commissioned to look at how the practice, its principles and processes have evolved in Ontario over the past 20 years.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Input Needed: Indigenous Culture Fund (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Ontario is creating a new fund to support Indigenous cultural expression and ways of life. The new fund is part of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We thank the Commission and all the survivors who shared their stories for pointing the way forward.

Launching in 2017, the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) is designed to support community-centred Indigenous cultural activities. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are hosting engagement meetings for Indigenous individuals, organizations and community members across Ontario to learn about ICF and provide input on the proposed program design. The fund will be administered by OAC and the application process will open in the summer, with a fall deadline for submissions. It will support activities starting in 2018.

Learn more about engagement meetings for Indigenous individuals, organizations and community members.
Before the fund is launched, we want Indigenous community feedback on:

  1. The name and the goals of the fund.
  2. The criteria for who can apply and what they can apply for.
  3. The process applicants will use to apply for funding.
  4. The assessment process that OAC will use to make decisions, including the selection process for assessment panels.
  5. The reporting and evaluation process applicants will be asked to follow.
  6. How to best support applicants and any other comments to help ensure the success of the fund.

 

Learn more about the proposed program framework

Provide input on the proposed framework

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Indigenous Artists in Communities Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Purpose
The program supports projects that bring together professional Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge. There are three categories:

  • Community arts projects: to help cover the costs of participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts.
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: to help cover the costs of artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Indigenous languages through the arts.
  • Training for community artists and animators: to help cover the costs of Indigenous artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice

Deadline Dates
February 22 and September 19, 2017, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications will be available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification approximately four months after the deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Community arts projects: maximum $15,000
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: maximum $15,000
  • Training for community artists and animators: maximum $15,000

Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

What’s changed this year

  • The program was previously called Aboriginal Artists in Communities.

Who is eligible

  • Professional artists and Elders who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit, and are Ontario residents.
  • Ad hoc group/collectives comprised of individuals, of whom at least 50 per cent identify as Indigenous.
  • Not-for-profit Indigenous organizations, centres and councils.
  • Applicants must have a permanent physical address in Ontario.

Who is not eligible

  • Students
  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

What this program funds

  • Community-engaged co-creation, production, exhibitions and presentations, in all arts disciplines.
  • Workshop series, art camps, summer programs, experiential arts learning activities and after-school art programs.
  • Community-based arts activities held in schools, community centres, health centres, home studios, galleries, site specific and on the land.
  • Training for artists who wish to improve their skills and work in community settings.

What this program does not fund

  • Events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • Fundraising activities
  • Capital expenses
  • Talent shows

Important: You cannot apply to this program if you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program.

For more information and to apply for this grant program, please visit Ontario Arts Council website.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Theatre Creators Reserve Grant (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Theatre Creators Reserve Grant
Application deadline: December 1st, 2016

Are you a theatre artist or a playwright who identifies as a disabled, Mad, or D/deaf person?

Tangled is currently accepting applications for the OAC’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve funding. This program provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to assist theatre creators, playwrights, and informal collectives with costs related to developing a theatrical work, including developing relationships with other theatre artists.

Please read the Program Guidelines, which includes information about eligible expenses before writing up your application.

Application Guidelines
To apply for this funding, please submit:

  • 3 copies of an application form (to access this form, click here)
  • A resume or CV
  • A proposed budget (see Program Guidelines for a list of eligible expenses)
  • A brief description of your project (up to 500 words)
  • Support materials relevant to this grant application (eg: documentation of the work that will be performed).
  • A stamped, self-addressed envelope if you want your support materials returned.
  • Please email your completed application to info@tangledarts.org with “Theatre Creators’ Reserve Grant Application” as the subject line.

You can also mail your application to:
Tangled Art + Disability
S-30, 401 Richmond St. W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8

Or drop your application off at:
Tangled Art Gallery
S-122, 401 Richmond St. W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8

We will get back to you within 3 weeks about whether or not we’ve recommended your project be funded by the OAC.

Application Support

Click here to visit our website for application support.”

-from Ontario Arts Council