The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to share our 2017-18 Annual Report with you. In 2017-18, with the second installment of funds received as part of the progressive doubling of our budget, our funding of the arts sector reached a total of $218.9 million.
Here is an overview of the progress we have made on our strategic investments:
Various initiatives also contributed to increasing the prominence of the arts and helping the arts sector address societal issues. For example, the Council contributed $300,000 – alongside an additional $252,000 from Canadian Heritage – to the Cultural Human Resources Council so that it can provide more than 1,750 arts organizations with the tools they need to build and maintain respectful workplaces.
The Council’s Annual Report also documents the impact of public funding of the arts in Canada and highlights a number of particularly significant projects carried out by artists, arts organizations, and arts groups.
On behalf of the Canada Council for the Arts, we invite you to read our
Annual Report in order to better appreciate the scope of our funding to the arts in 1,909 communities across Canada.