Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund 2024/2025

How To Apply

The OCAF application form is available in both MS Word and  Adobe PDF formats.

First time applicants, and those requiring further information or assistance with the application, should contact OCAF staff prior to submitting a stage 1 application. Organization must start the application process approximately eight months prior to an event.

OCAF has a two-stage application process which ensures that organizations do not dedicate significant time, effort and resources to an ineligible project.  Please refer to “Important Dates” for a current list of stage 2 application deadlines.

Stage 1 requires the applicant to complete a three-page form with basic information about the proposed project and target market. This application is reviewed by program staff.  If the project meets the general eligibility criteria, applicants will be provided with the Stage 2 application form.

The Stage 2 application requires the development of a detailed business case that includes a marketing plan, attendance and revenue projections and an analysis of the benefits of the project for the community. Stage 2 applications are reviewed by the OCAF board once staff has done a preliminary assessment.

Important Dates

First time applicants, and those requiring further information or assistance with the application, should contact OCAF staff prior to submitting a Stage 1 application. Organizations must start the application process approximately eight months prior to an event. OCAF has a two-stage application process which ensures that organizations do not dedicate significant time, effort and resources to an ineligible project. Stage 2 applications should be assessed by the OCAF Board approximately six months prior to an event.

Your Event Start DateStage 2 DeadlineBoard Meeting Date
May 2024 or LaterNovember 3, 2023December 7, 2023
July 2024 or LaterJanuary 5, 2024February 8, 2024
August 2024 or LaterFebruary 23, 2024March 28, 2024
October 2024 or LaterApril 19, 2024May 23, 2024
December 2024 or LaterMay 31, 2024July 4, 2024
April 2025 or LaterSeptember 6, 2024October 24, 2024
May 2025 or LaterNovember 1, 2024December 5, 2024

For more information or to obtain/submit your application visit the OCAF Website

The Resource Centre is now closed for the 2023 Season. Exceptions are available under special circumstances, to request an exception contact us.

We look forward to helping you with your Event Resources in 2024!
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