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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

February 22, 2017
UPDATED 5 P.M. : We are currently experiencing a technical issue affecting all applications created on behalf of organizations.
February 13, 2017
The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council undertook three digital and interactive initiatives that resulted in the first ever Canada Dance Mapping Study.
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