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Number of OAC grants to individual artists


Heather Alinsangan

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

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058

OAC Priority Group Snapshot

April 19, 2022

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is committed to ensuring equitable access for all Ontarians, with particular emphasis on the following priority groups: artists of colour, Deaf artists and artists with disabilities, francophone artists, indigenous artists, new generation artists (18-30 years old), and artists living in regions outside Toronto.

For further context on each of these groups, see the “Priority Groups” page on OAC’s website.

As part of our commitment to equitable access, we are interested in knowing how well our grants serve our priority group artists – as well as organizations whose mandate or primary purpose is to support the work of artists from these communities.

To help us achieve this important goal, we gather priority group information for applicants in several ways. For example, OAC regularly reports on our progress in serving priority groups for several key indicators in our annual performance measures.

These reports provide a broader snapshot of OAC’s key granting statistics and assessors by priority group.