Ontario Arts Council: Supporting market development for Ontario dance artists and dance companies

Nov. 17, 2017

Supporting market development for
Ontario dance artists and dance companies

  Are you a dance artist or a dance company looking to build your provincial, national or international profile?

Toronto, November 15, 2017 – The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has launched a new pilot program called Market Development Travel: Dance. This program supports travel for the purpose of promoting artistic work and developing relationships with arts presenters in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

Who can apply?

  • Ontario-resident professional dance artists.
  • Incorporated, not-for-profit, Ontario-based dance organizations.
  • Collectives of professional dance artists and/or arts professionals with expertise in dance.

What kinds of events can I travel to with this grant?

You can use this grant to attend the following types of events (as long as there will be relevant arts presenters or programmers in attendance):


  • Performing arts showcases and festivals.
  • Networking events, conferences and symposia.

What kinds of expenses does this grant cover?

  • Travel expenses (e.g. transportation, accommodations, per diems).
  • Event registration costs.
  • Promotional materials.

It sounds like my activity is eligible! When can I apply?

  • Applications for this program are now open, and will be accepted at any time, until the program budget is spent. There is no set deadline for this program.
  • You must apply at least four weeks before the beginning of the event you are travelling to.

How do I apply?

For more information, please contact:

Lizzy Braoudakis
Program Administrator
416-969-7412 | toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7412