The Canada Council for the Arts is passionate about knowledge mobilization and the promotion of an innovative, data driven culture in support of public funding of the arts in Canada.

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Research Library

Browse the archive of our research reports and publications. You can explore these by year, searching by subject, author or publisher.

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Opening Doors to Canadian Arts Data

We offer the public detailed statistical data regarding our grant recipients in formatted Excel documents and in a machine readable format (.csv). Data can be sorted by programs, regions (e.g. community and census metropolitan area) and can also be added to other databases on arts and culture activities and organizations in Canada.


CADAC is a joint effort of arts funders across the country and is dedicated to the collection, dissemination, and analysis of financial and statistical information about Canadian arts organizations in a system of record. CADAC provides a simplified process, standardized forms and a web-based application to arts organizations applying for operating (core) grants to submit financial and statistical information for use by funding agencies.

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