The program funds the work of Ontario-based Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour. It aims to increase the ability of Ontario public galleries, artist-run centres and other organizations to present projects by Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour in contexts determined by the participants. The program supports relationship building between curators, galleries, and audiences. The program has two categories:
- Curatorial projects by Indigenous curators
- Curatorial projects by curators who are people of colour
October 11, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
- The application form will be available in Nova about two months before the deadline.
- You will find out whether you got a grant about four and a half months after the deadline.
- Curatorial projects by Indigenous curators: maximum $30,000
- Curatorial projects by curators who are people of colour: maximum $30,000
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.
- Ontario-based, professional, independent Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour, partnering with an Ontario public art gallery, artist-run centre or other not-for-profit arts presenter. The curator must be an Ontario resident. Organizations must be not-for-profit and have a head office in Ontario.
- This is a shared application between the curator and the organization, with either the curator or organization as the lead applicant.
- The lead applicant must initiate the application in Nova. The non-lead co-applicant will be asked to confirm their participation in the application.
- The curator and the organization will both answer application questions.
- If awarded, the lead applicant will receive the grant cheque and complete the final report.
- The curator and organization must meet program and OAC eligibility criteria at the time of application and for the duration of the proposed project.