Culture Arts

Double funding in Canada Council for the Arts to $360 million each year (from its 2015 yearly budget of $180 million).

In progress
Liberal Platform | Page 57
October 5, 2015

Tuesday March 22, 2016 | Toronto Star

Canada Council for the Arts getting fund infusion

The Canada Council for the Arts is set to receive a major infusion of funds - but some patience will be required.

The Liberal budget unveiled Tuesday granted an additional $40 million for the organization this year, with incrementally larger annual increases leading to an additional $180 million in 2020-21 and, ultimately, $550 million in new investment.

According to the 2016 federal budget, the Canada Council for the Arts will see its funding doubled in 2020. The original promise had no timeline, so for now it's in progress - it will be updated as achieved if/when the Council gets its $360 million per year, or broken if that hasn't happened by the next election.