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Ontario Arts Council

Stat of the Day

Total OAC grants
$50.5 million

Contact

Kathryn Townshend

Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation
416-969-7456
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7456

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
416-969-7445    
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7445

Peter Meyler

Freedom of Information & Records Management Coordinator
416-961-1660 ext. 7468

OAC Grant Statistics

Download a selection of statistics 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 PDF document is suitable for use as a handout or leave-behind.  
 

OAC Funding Facts 2016-2017

  • $50.8 million
    Total OAC grants
     
  • 3,494
    Total number of grants awarded by OAC
     
  • 11,678
    Total number of grant applications submitted to OAC
     
  • 1,098
    Number of arts organizations funded by OAC
     
  • $41.3 million
    Total in OAC grants to organizations
     
  • 1,657
    Number of individual artists who received OAC grants
     
  • $9.5 million
    Total in OAC grants to individual artists
     
  • $3.78
    Amount granted to the arts for each Ontarian1
     
  • 45,787
    Total number of public arts activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 21.2 million
    Total public attendance at arts events offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 71,733
    Total number of arts education activities for people of all ages presented by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 4.8 million
    Total number of participants of all ages in arts education activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 2.4 million
    Total number of these 4.8 million arts education participants who are children or youth*
     
  • 38,966
    Number of artists employed by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 72,345
    Total number of people who volunteered at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 1.8 million
    Number of hours worked by volunteers at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 212
    Total number of Ontario communities where resident artists and arts organizations received OAC grants

 

* Reflects actual data for 2013-2014 for 474 organizations from 2015-2016 OAC operating applications/CADAC.
 

1 Based on Ontario population of 13,448,494 as of May 2016 (Source: Statistics Canada)