Annual Report 2018-2019
Canada Council for the Arts March 31, 2019
2018-19 marked the third year of the progressive doubling of the Council’s budget, originally announced in Budget 2016. An additional $35 million was added to the Council’s base Parliamentary appropriations, on top of the $75 million in ongoing funding provided over the previous two years. Cumulatively, over the three years, 91.2% of this new funding has been directly injected into the arts sector.
Total revenue and Parliamentary appropriations: $305,103,000
As of 2019, the Canada Council for the Arts has a budget about of $305m. Their budget has been steadily increased since 2016 and is scheduled to reach $360m in 2020. The original promise had no timeline and the Council's budget is clearly on a path to achieve its promised amount within a year. As a result, this promise will remain in progress even as Parliament gets dissolved in the fall for the 2019 election.