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OAC Grant Statistics

Ontario Arts: Pocket Stats 

Download a selection of statisticsPDF File demonstrating the impact of Ontario’s arts sector, including the reach of public funding of the arts through the Ontario Arts Council. This one-page bilingual PDF document is suitable for use as a handout or leave-behind.  

OAC Funding Facts 2010-2011

 

  • $52.3 million
    Total OAC grants

  • 3,567
    Total number of grants awarded by OAC

  • 7,084
    Total number of grant applications submitted to OAC

  • 1,057
    Number of arts organizations funded by OAC

  • $42.7 million
    Total in OAC grants to organizations

  • 1,720
    Number of individual artists who received OAC grants

  • $9.6 million
    Total in OAC grants to individual artists

  • $3.96
    Amount granted to the arts for each Ontarian1
     
  • 34,468
    Total number of public arts activities offered by OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 16.8 million
    Total public attendance at arts events offered by OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 56,091
    Total number of arts education activities for people of all ages presented by OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 5 million
    Total number of participants of all ages in arts education activities offered by OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 2.5 million
    Total number of these 5 million arts education participants who are children or youth*
     
  • 38,296
    Number of artists employed by OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 4,027
    Full-time administrative and artistic staff employed by OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 58,738
    Total number of people who volunteered at OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 1.7 million
    Number of hours worked by volunteers at OAC’s 545 annually funded arts organizations*

  • 223
    Total number of Ontario communities where resident artists and arts organizations received OAC grants

* Information reflects 2008-2009 data submitted with 2010/2011 applications to OAC.

1 Based on Ontario populaton of 13,210,700 as of September 2010 (Source : Statistics Canada)