The arts play a vital role in Ontario’s communities, enhancing our quality of life and delivering significant economic benefits. Ontario's arts, culture and heritage sector represents $27.7 billion or 4.1 per cent of the province's GDP and almost 302,000 jobs.*
“Supporting the arts is critical to supporting community health and economic growth. Creativity is something to be celebrated, embraced and enjoyed every day,” said Kathryn McGarry, MPP Cambridge
We acknowledge the work of artists and arts organizations from Cambridge who over the past year have received funding from the Ontario Arts Council, the province’s primary funding body for the arts. In 2016-17, a total of $96,372 was awarded to professional artists and arts organizations in Cambridge.
The following grant recipients were publicly recognized on July 22, 2017 at the opening of the Cambridge Arts Festival at Civic Square:
* These figures measure all of the culture sector’s output – including both culture and non-culture products, e.g. a theatre company may generate GDP from both ticket sales – a culture activity – and food and beverage services – a non-culture activity.
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