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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.


Mary Meffe
January 17, 2020
Toronto-based Mary Meffe has been appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors.
January 15, 2020
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has updated its policy regarding applicant eligibility and final reports.