Nova, the Ontario Arts Council's online application system

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We are conducting a Nova system upgrade from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on June 2nd. During this timeframe, you will not have access to Nova. Read more.



View the Nova User Guide for full, step-by-step instructions on how to set up your profile, start an application, and more.

If you have questions about the grant program to which you are applying, contact the Program Officer or Program Administrator for the program. Please refer to OAC staff directory for contact information.

For the quickest response to questions you have about preparing and submitting an application or final report in Nova, email the Program Administrator for the program.

We are continually improving Nova based on your feedback. You can email novafeedback@arts.on.ca or complete OAC's feedback form at www.arts.on.ca/about-us/public-feedback-form. Note: these are not intended to be used for technical support issues.