Provincial Resources

Ontario Arts Council 

An arm’s-length agency of theOntario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

The Ontario Culture Strategy 

Promotes cultural engagement and inclusion, strengthen culture in communities, maximize the contributions of culture and creativity to our knowledge economy and promote the value of the arts throughout government.

Ontario’s Live Music Strategy 

Promoting Ontario Music – Ontario is home to Canada’s largest, and one of the world’s most diversified, music sectors.

Ontario Heritage Trust

Pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT or “Trust”) has a broad, provincewide mandate to identify, protect, promote and conserve Ontario’s heritage in all of its forms. The Trust serves as the heritage trustee and steward for the people of Ontario. In this capacity, it is empowered to conserve provincially significant cultural and natural heritage, to interpret Ontario’s history, to educate Ontarians of its importance in our society, and to celebrate the province’s diversity.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

Festival and Events Ontario

Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) has been representing the festivals and events industry in Ontario for 30 years, making sure communities continue to produce unique, quality festivals in all corners of the province. Providing education, professional development and networking while fostering a community of passionate people invested in the festival and event industry, FEO works hard to deliver membership benefits that help support the growth of the industry.

Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

Working to improve quality of life and promoting economic growth by supporting and delivering tourism and cultural experiences, supporting the arts and cultural industries and championing participation in sport and recreation activities across Ontario.

Ontario Arts and Culture Tourism Profile 

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) commissioned Research Resolutions & Consulting Ltd. to provide a profile of Ontario’s arts and culture tourists and their economic impact. Using two different types of existing data sources, the project covers market share, tourist spending and economic impact, demographic and motivational characteristics and information on tourist participation rates in a variety of arts and cultural activities.