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OAC Grant Statistics

Ontario Arts Quick 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 2013-2014

 

  • $52.1 million
    Total OAC grants

  • 3,571
    Total number of grants awarded by OAC

  • 11,821
    Total number of grant applications submitted to OAC

  • 1,095
    Number of arts organizations funded by OAC

  • $42.6 million
    Total in OAC grants to organizations

  • 1,737
    Number of individual artists who received OAC grants

  • $9.6 million
    Total in OAC grants to individual artists

  • $3.85
    Amount granted to the arts for each Ontarian1
     
  • 39,044
    Total number of public arts activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*

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

  • 64,298
    Total number of arts education activities for people of all ages presented by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*

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

  • 2.7 million
    Total number of these 5.7 million arts education participants who are children or youth*
     
  • 36,077
    Number of artists employed by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*

  • 66,503
    Total number of people who volunteered at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*

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

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

 

* Reflects actual data for 2011-2012 for 473 organizations from 2013-2014 OAC operating applications/CADAC.

1 Based on Ontario populaton of 13,538,000 as of September 2013 (Source : Statistics Canada)