Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced $50 million in additional funding for the Ontario Arts Council. The increased funds will be rolled out over the next four years, bringing the total amount of provincial funding to the OAC to $80 million annually by 2020–21.
From the Ontario Arts Council:
“Here’s how the government’s new investment in Ontario’s not-for-profit professional arts sector will flow:
|Increase by year over
2016–17 base funding
|OAC’s base funding||$60M||$65M||$70M||$75M||$80M|
“The new funding is in addition to the recently launched Indigenous Culture Fund, which has been funded by the government at $5 million per year.”
Staff from the OAC, including Chair Rita Davies, Director and CEO Peter Caldwell, and Director of Granting Carolyn Vesely, will be visiting communities throughout Ontario in November and December for a series of presentations and Q&As. These sessions start this week! Dates are listed below.
The sessions are an opportunity to meet with OAC staff and have your questions answered about funding for Ontario’s arts sector.
The OAC will also schedule an online session in January for anyone unable to attend the in-person events.
Note: There is more information on venues on the OAC’s Eventbrite page.
|Sudbury||November 1||10 am–12 pm||Sudbury Theatre Centre|
|November 1||4–6 pm||Sudbury Theatre Centre|
|November 2||2–4 pm||Ojibwe Cultural Foundation|
|Nipissing First Nation||November 3||12–2 pm||Nipissing First Nation Community Centre|
|North Bay||November 3||3–5 pm||WKP Kennedy Gallery|
|Thunder Bay||November 7||4–6 pm||Magnus Theatre|
|Hamilton||November 8||4–6 pm||Art Gallery of Hamilton|
|Kitchener-Waterloo||November 9||10 am–12 pm||Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery|
|Guelph||November 9||4–6 pm||River Run Centre|
|Windsor||November 16||4–6 pm||Art Gallery of Windsor|
|London||November 17||12–2 pm||Grand Theatre|
|November 21||4–6 pm||TBC|
|November 22||10 am–12 pm||La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins|
|Kingston||November 22||4–6 pm||Agnes Etherington Art Centre|
|Peterborough||November 23||4–6 pm||Artspace|
|December 7||4–6 pm||Alliance Française de Toronto|
|Toronto||December 8||10 am–12 pm||Buddies in Bad Times Theatre|
|Barrie||December 11||4–6 pm||Mady Centre for the Performing Arts|
|Mississauga||December 12||10 am–12 pm||Art Gallery of Mississauga|
|December 12||4–6 pm||Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema|