Province of Ontario Council for the Arts (Ontario Arts Council)
- Tourism, Culture and Sport
121 BLOOR STREET EAST, 7TH FLOOR
- (416) 961-1660; 1-800-387-0058
- (416) 961-7796
- Arts Council Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A.30, s. 2 (opens a new window)
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.
The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints a chair, vice-chair and ten members.
Members are appointed for a three year term.
- 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.
Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.
Appointments & Vacancies
|1.||Chair (Part-Time)||RITA DAVIES||
29-Jul-2021 - 28-Jul-2024
|2.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||DANIELLE PETERS||
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2024
|3.||Member (Part-Time)||GENEVIEVE PAINCHAUD||
28-May-2020 - 27-May-2023
|4.||Member (Part-Time)||LILLY OBINA||
21-Jan-2021 - 20-Jan-2024
|5.||Member (Part-Time)||ROBIN JONES||
04-Mar-2021 - 03-Mar-2024
|6.||Member (Part-Time)||MAREK RUTA||
14-Oct-2021 - 13-Oct-2024
|7.||Member (Part-Time)||DAVID MILLEN||
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2025
|8.||Member (Part-Time)||KYAN NADEMI||
06-Jun-2022 - 05-Jun-2025
|9.||Member (Part-Time)||ALEXANDRA DE GASPERIS||
26-Jul-2022 - 25-Jul-2025