Deaf and Disability Arts Projects

Ontario Arts Council

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Contact Information

Naomi Chorney

Program Administrator


Phone Number: 416-969-7440


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

The program supports Ontario-based:

  • artists and arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability
  • ad hoc groups, collectives and arts organizations mandated to serve and led by artists or arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability

It funds work in all disciplines that are supported at OAC:

  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Media arts
  • Multi and inter-arts (see definition)
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual arts and craft

Your practice can be contemporary (focused on innovation), traditional (focused on preserving a technique), or anything in between.


The program has three categories:

  • Creation: to help cover the costs of research and development, exploration and experimentation, and creation of new work
  • Production: to help cover the costs of production and/or the creation of artworks
  • Professional development: to help cover the costs of study or training; mentorship; internship or apprenticeship; and/or documentation of artwork
    Additional Information

    Please check website for more details

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Individual, Organization
    Artistic Discipline
    Any or All Disciplines
    Funding Type
    Project: Creating and Presenting
    Priority Community
    Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities
    Career Type


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