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Ontario Arts Council

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The mandate of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians.

The arts are essential to the quality of life, cultural identity, social well-being and economic prosperity of Ontario. Access to and participation in the arts enhances lives, fosters creativity and innovation, and strengthens communities. OAC is committed to ensuring equitable access for everyone, with particular emphasis on six priority groups, and the organizations that serve them and the public.

News

August 8, 2019
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is facing a storage squeeze in Nova, our online granting system. We are therefore looking for some administrative savings by reducing the volume of materials from past applications stored within the system.
Kyan Nademi
July 29, 2019
Kyan Nademi of Toronto is the newest community member to be appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors.  
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