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Ontario Arts Council

Stat of the Day

Number of OAC grants to arts organizations
1,424

Contact

Kathryn Townshend

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

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
416-969-7445    
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7445

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 2018-2019

  • $61.1 million
    Total OAC grants
     
  • 3,676
    Total number of grants awarded by OAC
     
  • 12,116
    Total number of grant applications submitted to OAC
     
  • 1,424
    Number of OAC grants to arts organizations
     
  • $51.3 million
    Total in OAC grants to organizations
     
  • 2,252
    Number of OAC grants to individual artists
     
  • $9.9 million
    Total in OAC grants to individual artists
     
  • $4.53
    Total public support to the arts through OAC per Ontarian1
     
  • 44,307
    Total number of public arts activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 21 million
    Total public attendance at arts events offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 70,188
    Total number of arts education activities for people of all ages presented by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 5.1 million
    Total number of participants of all ages in arts education activities offered by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 2.2 million
    Total number of these 5.1 million arts education participants who are children or youth*
     
  • 37,773
    Number of artists employed by OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 70,524 
    Total number of people who volunteered at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 1.8 million
    Number of hours worked by volunteers at OAC’s annually funded arts organizations*
     
  • 228
    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 2018-2019.
 

* Reflects actual data for 2014-2015 for 483 organizations from 2016-2017 OAC operating applications/CADAC
 

Based on Ontario population of 14,322,757 as of July 2018 (Source: Statistics Canada, Table 17-10-0005-01)