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Stats and Stories 2022-23
Engage and Sustain Funding Overview

Overview of Canada Council funding through Engage and Sustain

Engage and Sustain at a glance

Total Engage and Sustain 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 Engage and Sustain

Funding by province and territory

Province/Territory Amount
Newfoundland and Labrador $1.1M
Prince Edward Island $205.0K
Nova Scotia $2.5M
New Brunswick $1.4M
Québec $20.5M
Ontario $29.0M
Manitoba $5.4M
Saskatchewan $2.5M
Alberta $7.5M
British Columbia $13.0M
Yukon Territory $580.5K
Northwest Territories $0.0
Nunavut Territory $0.0
Outside Canada $0.0

Funding by field of practice

Field of practice Amount
Circus Arts $470.0K
Dance $11.8M
Deaf and Disability Arts $507.6K
Digital Arts $0.0
Indigenous Arts $0.0
Inter-Arts $770.3K
Literature $45.0K
Media Arts $681.1K
Multidisciplinary Activities $1.9M
Music and Sound $24.3M
Theatre $27.9M
Visual Arts $15.2M
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
The front cover design of the 2022–23 Annual Report includes the logo of the Canada Council for the Arts in the top left-hand corner and features a mosaic of images by Canadian artist Gontran Blais that includes shapes and colours in the centre of the page with partial graphic lines and a shaded rectangular grey box in the background.

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.

Download Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)

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