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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.


Russell Braun
February 14, 2020
Operatic baritone Russell Braun is the recipient of the Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance
Kelly Langgard and Chris Black
January 31, 2020
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) today announced staffing appointments for two important positions in the agency. Kelly Langgard, has been named OAC’s new Director of Granting, and Chris Black the new Associate Director of Granting for business operations.