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Province Of Ontario Council For The Arts (Ontario Arts Council)

Ministry
Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
URL
www.arts.on.ca
Address
121 BLOOR STREET EAST, 7TH FLOOR
TORONTO
M4W3M5
Phone
(416) 961-1660; 1-800-387-0058
Fax
(416) 961-7796
Background
Arts Council Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A.30, s. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The council's function is to promote the study, enjoyment and production of works in the arts. To accomplish this, it assists, cooperates with and enlists the aid of organizations with similar objectives. The council provides grants, scholarships or loans to Ontario residents to study or research the arts in Ontario or elsewhere, and to residents of Canada's other provinces and territories and of other countries to study or research the arts in Ontario. It makes awards to Ontario residents for outstanding accomplishments in the arts.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints a chair, vice-chair and ten members.

Term

Members are appointed for a three year term.

Meetings
The council meets six times a year and members also serve on committees, meet with community groups and attend events. On average, members devote approximately two days a month to council business. Some travel across the province is required.
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) RITA DAVIES
29-Jul-2021 - 28-Jul-2024
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) DANIELLE PETERS
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2024
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) DAVID TSUBOUCHI
12-Dec-2018 - 11-Dec-2021
baltimore
4. Member (Part-Time) KYAN NADEMI
06-Jun-2019 - 05-Jun-2022
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) ALEXANDRA DE GASPERIS
26-Jul-2019 - 25-Jul-2022
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time) MARY MEFFE
25-Oct-2019 - 24-Oct-2022
etobicoke
7. Member (Part-Time) GENEVIEVE PAINCHAUD
28-May-2020 - 27-May-2023
ottawa
8. Member (Part-Time) LILLY OBINA
21-Jan-2021 - 20-Jan-2024
ottawa
9. Member (Part-Time) ROBIN JONES
04-Mar-2021 - 03-Mar-2024
westport
10. Member (Part-Time) MAREK RUTA
14-Oct-2021 - 13-Oct-2024
mississauga
11. Member (Part-Time)
12. Member (Part-Time)