Administered by CCI - the Ontario Presenting Network
On behalf of The Department of Canadian Heritage
May 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004
The Development Support Component of the Arts Presentation
Canada (APC) program provides support to third parties
who then deliver grants and provide related advice and
services to new presenting organizations or to local
consortiums of arts presenters for special initiatives
whose objectives are similar to those of the APC program.
The following are the objectives of the development
1. To identify presenters who are not yet eligible
for mainstream APC funding and develop them to a level
where they are eligible to apply.
2. To expand the presenter network thus increasing
interaction among audiences and artists in the three
key target populations (Aboriginal, culturally diverse
Finally, the principal goal of the Fresh Start! Program
is to make presenting organizations eligible to apply
to the Department of Canadian Heritage's APC program.
Since eligibility for the APC program is based on an
organization having attained a certain level of presenting
experience, the Fresh Start! Program is meant to assist
presenting organizations with getting that experience.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you speak
with the Fresh Start! Program Manager before proceeding
with an application to the program (see contact info
The funds for this program are provided by the Department
of Canadian Heritage (PCH) and administered in the Ontario
Region through CCI - the Ontario Presenting Network.
Funding requests can be made in three categories up
to the amounts indicated: Festivals (up to $10,000),
Single Events related to the performing arts (up to
$1,500), or Performing Arts Series (up to $3,500).
A Project Advisory Committee consisting of a presenter
from each of the target communities will review the
Who Can Apply?
The APC Development Component accepts applications
from arts presenters that work in a professional manner.
For the purposes of the APC development component,
arts presenters are defined as non-profit organizations
that select the artistic programming for public presentation
in their local community in the context of an arts festival,
a live performing arts single event, or a live performing
arts series. These presenters select their programming
guided by an artistic vision. They hire professional
artists and are responsible for paying a guaranteed
fee for each presentation. They provide the venue and
supply the technical and promotional support. Presenters
may also organize outreach or audience development activities
in support of their artistic programming. They have
a thorough knowledge of the audiences in their communities
and of the professional arts community.
Note: Some presenters may be involved in a variety
of activities including creation / production, self-presentation,
renting their facility, etc. For these presenters, the
APC development component focuses on those activities
that fit the above definition. Under the APC Development
Component, only the presenter's artistic programming
that is created, produced and performed by OTHER professional
artists or organizations is eligible for support. Creation/production
and self-presentation activities are NOT eligible for
support under the APC program.
Who Should Apply?
The Arts Presentation Canada Development Component
is specifically intended to encourage presenting activity
in the following communities:
· Culturally Diverse
· Rural / remote
Activities not eligible for support are:
· Book fairs
· Equipment purchases
· Capital projects
· Feasibility studies
· Hospitality or receptions
· Creation or production of works
· Self presentation
· Deficit reduction plans
· Touring in Canada or abroad
1. Must be in one of three target groups
2. Must be a not-for-profit organization
3. Ineligible to apply under the existing Arts Presentation
Canada Program criteria
It is strongly advised that prior to submitting your
application, you telephone the Fresh Start! Project
Manager listed below to discuss your application.
A Project Advisory Committee will assess all applications.
Applicants will be notified by mail within one week
after the applications are assessed (usually 4-6 weeks
after each deadline).
To submit an application complete the attached form
and send it to:
Fresh Start !
c/o CCI - Ontario Presenters Network
260 Adelaide Street East, Box 47
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N0
Attention: Judy Harquail, Program Manager
Telephone: (416) 686-1080 (local) / 1-866-235-6533 (toll-free)
Fax: (416) 504-2418