Succinct, relevant and informative: A timely digest on the politics and policies influencing the arts, heritage and cultural industries in Ontario and Canada.

From the Report

Canada’s Budget 2017 was expected to stay the course and largely it did. For the cultural sector, the most significant news is in the area of cultural infrastructure and the announcement of bilateral federal-provincial agreements to provide for it.

Cash outlays for culture are no exception to the spending squeeze.

As a proportion of total Ontario spending, cultural expenditures, like programs and transfers to agencies, have declined from 0.37% of Ontario’s budget to just 0.26%.