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Number of OAC grants to individual artists
2,665

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Heather Alinsangan

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

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
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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 2021-2022

  • $56.4 million
    Total OAC grants
     
  • 3,715
    Total number of grants awarded by OAC
     
  • 10,222
    Total number of grant applications submitted to OAC
     
  • 1,050
    Number of OAC grants to arts organizations
     
  • $44.8 million
    Total in OAC grants to organizations
     
  • 2,665
    Number of OAC grants to individual artists
     
  • $11.6 million
    Total in OAC grants to individual artists
     
  • $3.80
    Total public support to the arts through OAC per Ontarian1
     
  • 27,492
    Total number of public arts activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 13.8 million
    Total public attendance at arts events offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 49,529
    Total number of arts education activities for people of all ages presented by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 2.5 million
    Total number of participants of all ages in arts education activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 1.1 million
    Total number of these 2.5 million arts education participants who are children or youth*
     
  • 33,943
    Number of artists employed by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 38,773
    Total number of people who volunteered at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 949,264
    Number of hours worked by volunteers at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 237
    Total number of Ontario communities where resident artists and arts organizations received OAC grants
 
Sources:
 
All data cited are most recent available.
Unless otherwise noted, the source for all figures is OAC’s grants database for the year 2021-2022.

1 Based on Ontario population of 14,826,276 as of July 2021 (Source: Statistics Canada, Table 17-10-0005-01)

* Reflects actual data for 2019-2020 for 477 organizations from 2021-2022 OAC operating applications/CADAC