Our support for Indigenous creation centered on cultural self-determination and supported the renewal of the relationship between Indigenous artists and Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences.
With its commitment to Indigenous creation, the Council supported work to renew the relationship between Indigenous artists and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences. This supported truth and reconciliation and decolonization and fostered a shared future free of discrimination. The Council’s overall funding to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations totalled $23.7 million in 2020–21. With this, the Council surpassed its goal to triple support for Indigenous creation to $18.9 million by 2020–21.
Targets and investments
This infographic shows the Council’s planned and actual investment to support Indigenous creation towards reaching its target for 2020–21.
- Baseline support for Indigenous creation in 2015–16: $6.3 million
- Actual investment to support Indigenous creation as of 2020–21: $23.7 million
- Target investment to support Indigenous creation by 2020–21: $18.9 million
- Final status: Surpassed