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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

Clelia Farrugia and Soraya Peerbaye
November 29, 2019
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) today announced staffing appointments for two important granting roles at the agency. Clelia Farrugia has been named the OAC’s new Theatre Officer, and Soraya Peerbaye the new Dance Officer.
National Youth Orchestra of Canada
November 6, 2019
The National Youth Orchestra of Canada is the recipient of the 2019 Vida Peene Orchestra Award from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).
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