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Total in OAC grants to organizations
$51.3 million


Kathryn Townshend

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

Michael Choo

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

Demographic Patterns in Canadians’ Arts Participation in 2016

February 6, 2019

This report examines the influence of a wide range of demographic factors on arts participation rates, including education, family income, language, sex, age, and many others.
It focuses on demographic patterns in a number of arts activities, including:
  • Attending arts performances or festivals;
  • Visiting public art galleries;
  • Making or performing art.
This report is part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series by Hill Strategies Research. It is based on Statistics Canada’s 2016 General Social Survey.
The Statistical Insights on the Arts series is funded by the Ontario Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts as part of our shared commitment to making arts research available to inform the work of Canada’s arts community and educate the general public about Canada’s arts sector.