Access OAC: May 1 and All Year Long

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OAC encourages and supports diverse artistic practices

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE–(April 9, 2008) – The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has over 50 programs available to support the arts by people of diverse cultural backgrounds. As part of its response to continuing systemic barriers for arts professionals of colour and Aboriginal arts professionals, OAC created the Access and Career Development program; the next deadline is May 1, 2008. The program funds professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the applicants’ artistic work and careers.”The program is an important access point for artists and arts administrators experimenting with the many different approaches to professional development and training,” said Sara Roque, Acting Aboriginal Arts Officer and Officer responsible for Northern Arts, Access, and Career Development Programs. “The beauty of the program is it allows artists to create their own self determined path to further their artistic and administrative development and/or creation at any stage of their careers – emerging, mid, or senior level.”

Program guidelines and application forms are available online at or by calling the officers listed below.

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Program inquiries – English:
Sara Roque, Acting Aboriginal Arts Officer and Officer responsible for Northern Arts, Access, and Career Development Programs
416-969-7454 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7454

Program inquiries – French:
Ashleigh Hodgins, Program Assistant
416-969-7424 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7424
/For further information: Hamal Docter, Communications Coordinator
Ontario Arts Council
416-969-7434 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

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For more information, please contact

Hamal Docter, Communications Coordinator
Primary Phone: 416-969-7434
Toll-Free: 800-387-0058

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