Events By Region

Below is a list of all events funded by OCAF since 1999, with a drop-down list of Ontario’s geographical regions. The list is sorted by the project’s start date, with the newest events listed first. Click on a heading to re-sort by the project’s end date, funding amount, organization or city.

"Bye Bye Birdie" Extension 2007-05-03 2007-06-03 $18,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
2004 Expanded Season 2004-07-09 2004-09-04 $30,000.00 Festival of Classics Oakville
2019 #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2019-07-05 2019-07-20 $65,000.00 MonstrARTity Mississauga
2019 Telling Tales Enhancements" 2019-09-25 2019-09-22 $35,000.00 Telling Tales Burlington
2020 Markham Contemporary Music Festival 2020-08-25 2020-09-20 $30,000.00 Kindred Spirits Orchestra Markham
2021 #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2021-09-06 2021-07-24 $90,000.00 MonstrARTity Mississauga
2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival 2021-07-09 2021-07-16 $10,000.00 Collingwood Summer Music Festival Collingwood
2021 Festival of Arabic Music & Arts, 2022 Canada Tour and Local Music Series 2021-12-03 2022-10-02 $45,000.00 Canadian Arabic Orchestra Mississauga
2021 Vintage Film Festival 2021-09-24 2021-09-26 $4,000.00 Marie Dressler Foundation Cobourg
2023 #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2023-07-23 2023-08-12 $95,000.00 MonstrARTity Mississauga
2023 Burlington Sound of Music Festival Expansion 2023-06-11 2023-06-18 $80,000.00 Burlington Sound of Music Festival Inc. Burlington
2023 Festival of Arabic Music and Arts and Tour 2023-04-08 2024-11-05 $50,000.00 Canadian Arabic Orchestra Mississauga
25th Anniversary Celebrations 2004-06-17 2004-06-20 $80,000.00 Burlington Sound of Music Festival Inc. Burlington
30th Anniversary Celebration 2009-06-18 2009-06-21 $80,000.00 Burlington Sound of Music Festival Inc. Burlington
Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet 2020-10-14 2021-05-31 $55,000.00 Ballet Jörgen Canada Province-Wide
Are We There Yet?: The 2022 Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival 2022-09-09 2022-09-11 $0.00 Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival Mississauga
Arts in Motion & Wellness Festival 2022-06-18 2022-06-19 $15,000.00 V Serve Canada Mississauga
Barrie International Comedy Festival 2014-09-17 2014-09-21 $35,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
Battle of the Titans Exhibit 2013-01-26 2013-04-21 $150,000.00 Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington
Blue Mountain Film Festival 2022-06-01 2022-06-05 $50,000.00 Blue Mountain Village Association Collingwood
Bollywood Monster Mashup 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 $15,000.00 MonstrARTity Mississauga
Bollywood Monster Mashup 2015 2015-08-03 2015-08-09 $25,000.00 MonstrARTity Mississauga
Bollywood Monster Mashup 2017 2017-07-02 2017-07-23 $50,000.00 MonstrARTity Mississauga
Brampton Food Truck Festival 2019-08-28 2019-09-01 $20,000.00 Canadian Food Truck Festivals Brampton
Burlington Food Truck Festival 2017-07-22 2017-07-23 $20,000.00 Canadian Food Truck Festivals Burlington
Burlington Sound of Music Festival - 35th Anniversary Celebration 2014-06-07 2014-06-15 $80,000.00 Burlington Sound of Music Festival Inc. Burlington
Burlington Sound of Music Two Day Kick Off Weekend 2018-06-09 2018-06-17 $100,000.00 Burlington Sound of Music Festival Inc. Burlington
Canada & Impressionism 2003-06-08 2003-09-07 $200,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Canadian Craft 2017-08-19 2017-10-29 $35,000.00 Art Gallery of Burlington Burlington
Carassauga Discovers New Talent 2017-05-26 2017-05-28 $30,000.00 Carassauga Festival Inc. Mississauga
Carassauga Festival - Global Stage 2022-05-28 2021-05-30 $25,000.00 Carassauga Festival Inc. Mississauga
Carassauga Festival 2007 - new programming 2007-05-25 2007-05-27 $25,000.00 Carassauga Festival Inc. Mississauga
Carassauga Festival Opening Ceremonies 2019-05-24 2019-05-26 $35,000.00 Carassauga Festival Inc. Mississauga
Carassauga Multicultural Festival-25th Anniversary 2010-05-28 2010-05-30 $25,000.00 Carassauga Festival Inc. Mississauga
Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast 2009-06-27 2009-09-20 $175,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony & Concert 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 $45,000.00 Corporation of the City of Burlington Burlington
Colour Comes Alive! 2002-06-15 2002-10-15 $200,000.00 Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington
Colours of Music - New enhanced programming 2007-09-21 2007-09-30 $15,000.00 Colours of Music Barrie
Doors Open 2016 2016-04-01 2016-10-31 $175,000.00 Ontario Heritage Trust Province-Wide
Doors Open Ontario 2014 2014-04-26 2014-10-19 $125,000.00 Ontario Heritage Trust Province-Wide
Doors Open Ontario 2018 2018-04-01 2018-10-31 $200,000.00 Ontario Heritage Trust Province-Wide
Earth Art Exhibition 2008-07-18 2008-10-13 $100,000.00 Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington
Festival of Arab Music and Arts 2017-10-27 2017-11-04 $30,000.00 Canadian Arabic Orchestra Mississauga
Festival of Arabic Music and Arts and Concert Season Expansion 2019-10-25 2020-05-03 $40,000.00 Canadian Arabic Orchestra Mississauga
Festival of India 2007-08-24 2007-08-26 $35,000.00 Canadian Museum of  Hindu Civilization Richmond Hill
Great Markham Stampede 2007-05-26 2007-05-26 $30,000.00 Markham Board of Trade Markham
Group of Seven Centenary Programming 2019-10-01 2020-10-31 $150,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
H.M.S. General Hunter Exhibit (Bicentennial of the War of 1812) 2012-06-18 2012-12-15 $45,000.00 Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Burlington
Immersive Theatre: The Curious Voyage & Every Brilliant Thing 2018-09-12 2019-05-24 $40,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
Innovative Space 2009-04-16 2009-06-28 $20,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
Iraqi Canadian Festival 2023-10-19 2023-10-29 $15,000.00 Iraqi Canadian Society Mississauga
Landscapes of Longing, Loss and Renewal 2023-05-06 2024-01-14 $150,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Landslide: Possible Futures 2013-09-21 2013-10-13 $30,000.00 Friends of the Markham Museum Markham
Latin Sparks Music Festival 2020 (Ottawa/Toronto) 2021-06-25 2021-07-26 $15,000.00 International Love Project Province-Wide
MACArts Festival 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 $10,000.00 Mississauga Arts Council Mississauga
Making A Scene 2004-05-15 2004-10-31 $10,000.00 Sharon Temple Museum Society Newmarket
Markham Celebrates Culture - Varley Portrait into the Light 2007-05-25 2007-09-03 $50,000.00 Town of Markham Markham
Markham Contemporary Music Festival 2023-05-16 2023-07-01 $25,000.00 Kindred Spirits Orchestra Markham
Markham Contemporary Music Festival 2014 2014-05-15 2014-05-21 $30,000.00 Kindred Spirits Orchestra Markham
Markham Contemporary Music Festival 2017 2017-06-09 2017-06-29 $30,000.00 Kindred Spirits Orchestra Markham
Markham New Music Festival 2011-05-05 2011-05-06 $20,000.00 Kindred Spirits Orchestra Markham
McMichael 50th Anniversary 2016-10-01 2016-11-28 $200,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse 2014-10-04 2015-01-05 $125,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Music for Collingwood 2023-07-08 2023-07-14 $15,000.00 Collingwood Summer Music Festival Collingwood
OLA's Festival of Trees 2016 2016-05-06 2016-05-19 $67,500.00 Ontario Library Association Province-Wide
Ontario Culture Days 2016 2016-05-01 2016-10-15 $55,000.00 Ontario Culture Days Province-Wide
Ontario Philharmonic Canada Day Concert 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 $20,000.00 Ontario Philharmonic Oshawa
Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven 2012-11-01 2013-01-06 $125,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Patria Cycle: Enchanted Forest in Haliburton 2005-08-15 2005-08-30 $15,000.00 Patria Music/Theatre Projects Mississauga
Places of Their Own 2001-06-30 2001-09-09 $150,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
Progress Festival 2019 and Ontario Tours 2019 2019-01-01 2019-03-31 $45,000.00 Theatre Centre Province-Wide
Public Activator (Giants in the Sky and Talk is Fear Festival) 2022-10-01 2022-10-30 $60,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
Quilts in the Gardens 2009-04-24 2009-04-26 $14,000.00 Halton Quilters' Guild Oakville
Rebuilding "Hope" The World House Music Festival and Exhibit 2007-06-05 2007-10-30 $40,000.00 Sharon Temple Museum Society Sharon
Riverfest-Norval 2006 2006-06-03 2006-06-04 $15,000.00 Corporation of The Town of Halton Hills, Willow Park Ecology Centre Milton
Rodin at the ROM/Opening of MacLaren Art Centre 2001-09-20 2001-12-31 $50,000.00 MacLaren Art Centre Barrie
Rule, Britannia! 2012-03-29 2012-06-09 $20,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
Seeing the Invisible Exhibit 2021-09-22 2022-08-31 $200,000.00 Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington
Shakespeare at the Rock and Small Talk Winery 2018-06-30 2018-08-31 $15,000.00 Tottering Biped Theatre Burlington
Sleeping Beauty Tour (World Premiere) 2015-10-02 2016-03-31 $50,000.00 Ballet Jörgen Canada Province-Wide
Small Halls Festival 2014-10-02 2014-10-05 $20,000.00 Corporation of the Township of Clearview Township of Clearview
South Asian Heritage Festival 2003-05-01 2003-05-31 $60,000.00 South Asian Heritage Foundation Mississauga
Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival - Mississippi Meets Mississauga 2019-09-05 2019-09-08 $25,000.00 Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival Mississauga
Tall Ships Challenge 2019 2019-06-29 2019-09-01 $125,000.00 Water's Edge Festivals & Events Province-Wide
Tangled Ontario 2016-05-01 2016-10-30 $30,000.00 Tangled Art + Disability Province-Wide
Tapestry of Taste: East Gwillimbury International Food and Craft Beer Festival 2019-08-09 2019-08-11 $10,000.00 Corporation of the Town of East Gwillimbury East Gwillimbury
Taste of Asia 2020: K-Pop from Korea 2022-06-25 2021-06-27 $75,000.00 Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham Markham
Temples of Time 2004-09-01 2005-03-31 $64,000.00 Canadian Museum of  Hindu Civilization Richmond Hill
The Great Canadian Town Band Festival 2000-06-30 2000-07-02 $35,000.00 Clarington Concert Band Orono
The McMichael 40th Anniversary Season - Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist 2006-09-30 2007-01-14 $200,000.00 McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg
The Music Man 2016-09-15 2016-10-08 $35,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
The RMG Celebrates Oshawa's Centennial 2024-05-03 2024-10-12 $26,500.00 Robert McLaughlin Gallery Oshawa
Two-week extension of 'Ivanka takes a Gamble' 2005-06-02 2005-06-26 $15,000.00 Talk is Free Theatre Barrie
Unionville Sesquicentennial Project 2004-01-01 2004-12-31 $125,000.00 Town of Markham Markham
Vintage Film Festival 30th Anniversary 2023-09-30 2023-10-20 $7,500.00 Marie Dressler Foundation Cobourg
WOW - A Festival of Global Experiential Art 2021-03-18 2021-05-31 $50,000.00 Barrie Film Festival Barrie
York Shakespeare Festival 2002-07-19 2002-09-01 $27,000.00 Resurgence Theatre Company Newmarket
York Shakespeare Festival 2008 Enhancements 2008-07-21 2008-08-24 $15,000.00 Resurgence Theatre Company Newmarket
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