OAC: National and International Residencies

In Announcements, Grants on March 1, 2011 by danceumbrella

National and International Residencies

To allow more artists to benefit from the  National and International Residency (NIR) program, the Ontario Arts Council is limiting the number of times artists can receive grants from the program. Starting with the April 1, 2011, deadline, an artist may receive an NIR grant only once every three years. This means that an artist who received a Residency grant in 2010 is required to wait until the same deadline date in 2013 to reapply. Recipients who applied in 2009 are required to wait until 2012 to reapply, and 2008 recipients are required to wait until the matching April or October deadline date in 2011.

The National and International Residency program supports artists through periods of research, exploration, regeneration and rejuvenation and provides access to new cultural surroundings outside Ontario and Quebec for up to three months (12 weeks / 84 days). Residencies in excess of 12 weeks are eligible, but only the first 12 weeks will be funded. Projects may include a work plan with an experienced mentor.

Grants cover travel, accommodation and living expenses as well as personal insurance, but they do not cover the costs of purchasing, transporting and insuring other persons or materials required to carry out the project.

Upcoming National and International Residency program deadlines are April 1, 2011 and October 3, 2011.

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