Industry Listing, Submission.

Apply by November 30th

The program supports Ontario artists, arts professionals, ad hoc groups/collectives and arts organizations to promote their artwork to arts presenters in order to develop and expand geographic or demographic markets for their artwork. There are three categories:

  • Market Readiness: develop capacity to promote artists’ work to arts presenters
  • Market Platform: produce and present a platform that promotes Ontario artists and their work to arts presenters
  • Market Access: participate in a recognized arts marketplace/event to promote Ontario artists and their work to arts presenters

Note: Arts presenters are intermediaries between artists and their potential audiences and markets; they may include (but are not limited to) programmers, curators, artistic directors, distributors, broadcasters, publishers, booksellers and gallerists.

See Program-specific definitions, below, for examples of recognized arts marketplaces.


  • projects that benefit multiple participants in a discipline, practice or community
  • OAC priority group applicants

Deadline Dates

November 30, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification will be available approximately four months after each deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Market Readiness: maximum $5,000
  • Market Platform: maximum $15,000
  • Market Access: maximum $20,000

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

For more information about the program please visit the OAC website.

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