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Stats and Stories 2021-22
Arts Across Canada Funding Overview

Overview of Canada Council funding through Arts Across Canada

Arts Across Canada at a glance

Total Arts Across Canada grants


Total grants to arts organizations


Total grants to groups


Total grants to artists


Arts organizations supported


Groups supported


Artists supported


First-time grant recipients


Canada Council grants making a difference

Artists, groups and organizations engage in a breadth of activities – both intimate and large-scale – funded by the Canada Council. Discover some of their stories.

Breakdown of funding for Arts Across Canada

Funding by province and territory

Province/Territory Amount
Newfoundland and Labrador $538.9K
Prince Edward Island $36.0K
Nova Scotia $916.3K
New Brunswick $594.6K
Québec $10.6M
Ontario $8.0M
Manitoba $829.0K
Saskatchewan $197.7K
Alberta $1.0M
British Columbia $4.8M
Yukon Territory $135.9K
Northwest Territories $72.0K
Nunavut Territory $19.8K
Outside Canada $29.6K

Funding by field of practice

Field of practice Amount
Circus Arts $493.5K
Dance $3.0M
Deaf and Disability Arts $202.0K
Digital Arts $300.2K
Indigenous Arts $141.8K
Inter-Arts $530.3K
Literature $4.4M
Media Arts $3.2M
Multidisciplinary Activities $4.8M
Music and Sound $3.8M
Theatre $2.9M
Visual Arts $4.1M
Other Discipline $0.0
Important note

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. 

Data Tables
2021-22 Annual Report

Annual Report

Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts makes its Annual Report available to the public. This document reviews the Council’s commitments from its five-year strategic plan and highlights the year’s major projects while showcasing the work of funded artists and organizations. The Annual Report demonstrates the importance, necessity and impact of public arts funding.

Read the Annual Report

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