Friday, October 10, 2008

CRAFTY BIZ: OAC launches new national and international touring program

A heads up came through from the Ontario Arts Council about some funding opportunities for touring and residencies:


In July, we announced the National and International Touring and Residencies pilot program for artists and arts organizations planning to tour either across Canada or internationally in the coming months.

The National and International Touring and Residencies pilot program has two categories:

Touring Category

* The goal for the touring category is to increase Ontario's artistic visibility beyond our provincial borders and raise the profile of Ontario artists both nationally and internationally. This is a multidisciplinary program with no deadlines.
* Proposals are currently being accepted and will be assessed on an on-going basis.

Residency Category

* The residency category was created to support Ontario artists who have opportunities for creative residencies in Canada or abroad.
* OAC is also exploring residency relationships with other countries. For example, OAC has established a relationship with the Akademie Schloss Solitude ( in Stuttgart, Germany.
* Artists interested in applying for the 2009–2011 residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude should contact the Akademie directly; the deadline is October 31, 2008.
* In support of OAC's residency initiative, the University of Toronto has offered living accommodation for artists from abroad who wish to work in Toronto or will be in the city to collaborate with Ontario artists.

Program information and the application form

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If you have questions, please contact Mark Hammond, Interim National and International Touring Officer, at 416-646-7466 or at


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