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The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is inviting arts and culture stakeholders to submit project proposals as part of the 2017-2018 Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program.

The Program is intended to strengthen the cultural dialogue and foster greater cultural collaboration between the two provinces.

The Program’s inaugural call for projects seeks to foster joint initiatives between Québec and Ontario culture stakeholders. Open to organizations, ad hoc groups and collectives, eligible projects include activities that aim to broaden audiences for Ontario’s arts and culture. Special emphasis will be placed on projects that are digital in nature, such as the co-creation or co-presentation of digital content, or initiatives that allow cultural organizations to adapt to new digital realities.

If you wish to undertake a joint project with Québec partners, you are invited to submit your proposal no later than September 14, 2017.

Collaboration between Ontario and Québec

The 2017-2018 Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program is an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Québec ministère de la Culture et des Communications.

This exchange program was established following the signature of the Agreement for Cooperation on Culture between the Government of Ontario and the Government of Québec on October 21, 2016 and is one of the 40 commitments included in Ontario’s Culture Strategy.

For more info: Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program

For more than 50 years, the Ontario Arts Council has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. In 2016-17, OAC funded 1,657individual artists and 1,098 organizations in 212 communities across Ontario for a total of $50.8 million.

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