Professional Development Grants for Choirs


The Professional Development Grants Programme serves choral organizations across the province, providing them with funding, mentorship relationships and training in artistic and/or administrative development areas. This is a unique opportunity for choral organizations who wish to engage professionals on a short-term basis and for whom the submission of a larger funding application to a foundation or an arts council would not be appropriate. 

Since its introduction, the program supported over 70 organizations in raising the caliber of work, improving vocal techniques among choristers, building a good choral sound, enhancing quality of performance among childrens choirs, developing strategic planning and visioning, analyzing marketing campaign and grant writing strategies, board development and more. 

Application deadline will be announced by early September 2017. Please note that preference for the 2017-18 cycle will be given to organizations from regions outside of the South Central Ontario.

Choirs Ontario will hold a number of meetings in mid fall involving Choirs Ontario’s Regional Board representatives, staff and members of the community. 

Financial support for this program is provided by Ontario Arts Council.