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Ontario Arts Council

Funding Framework

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.


Earl Lee
April 12, 2018
Earl Lee, of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, is this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Heinz Unger Award.  
Kateri Gauthier
April 12, 2018
Staffing updates and results for the Indigenous Culture Fund.