ABORIGINAL ARTS

The Ontario Arts Council recognizes the diversity and distinct histories of Aboriginal peoples in Ontario. We have programs designed to support a wide range of Aboriginal artists and art forms in this province. Aboriginal artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply to OAC programs. Programs in the Aboriginal Arts office are assessed by Aboriginal artists.

All OAC programs are open to Aboriginal artists and arts organizations. The term “Aboriginal” includes Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit people.

In fulfilling its mandate, the OAC serves one of the most diverse cultural, racial, linguistic and Aboriginal populations in Canada. Through its programs and services, the OAC supports artists, organizations and communities across Ontario, and welcomes all forms of artistic expression and practices.

CRAFT

OAC craft programs help individual craft artists, collaborative groups, craft guilds, collectives and organizations; we support the development of contemporary and traditional craft practices in Ontario. The programs aim to fund projects that represent a range of craft-based practices including art forms that are functional, conceptual, design-based, sculptural or those that preserve or further craft traditions. They also aim to fund Aboriginal artists working in craft media in contemporary or traditional ways.

In fulfilling its mandate, the OAC serves one of the most diverse cultural, racial, linguistic and Aboriginal populations in Canada. Through its programs and services, the OAC supports artists, organizations and communities across Ontario, and welcomes all forms of artistic expression and practice.

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