Our increased support for the arts responded to the evolution of artistic creation, engaged increasingly diverse audiences and fostered renewal and growth.
With our commitment to increase support for the arts, we helped galvanize artistic research and development and the emergence and visibility of the next generation of artists. We also increased our support to artists, collectives and organizations in their work towards artistic excellence and greater engagement in the arts by Canada’s increasingly diverse audiences. We achieved this split between project and core funding and surpassed our goal to ensure that 25% of our new funds reached new recipients.
Targets and investments
This infographic shows the Council’s percentage split between its project and core funding in 2020–21.
- Split between project and core funding in 2020–21: 54.2% to project funding and 45.8% to core funding
- Baseline of split in 2015–16: 36% to project funding and 64% to core funding
- Final status: Achieved
This infographic shows the Council’s planned and actual investment of new funds granted to new recipients.
- Actual investment of new funds to new recipients as of 2020–21: $271.6 million
- Target investment of new funds to new recipients by 2020–21: $137.5 million
- Final status: Surpassed
The Canada Council for the Arts issues an Annual Report that details its activities and work towards its strategic plan commitments. The Report touches on the Council’s major accomplishments and initiatives, as well as the contributions of artists and organizations that bring these accomplishments to life. The Annual Report affirms the importance, necessity and impact of public arts funding for Canadians.