The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is celebrating 50 years of provincial arts funding this year. Proposed by a group of Ontarians, including then Premier John Roberts, in 1962 the OAC was officially created on April 26, 1963 with a mission to "foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians."
And they've been doing that ever since, continuing to grow and support artists and organizations in many different ways: the first year 58 grants were given out compared to the 1681 artists and 1125 organizations that received support last year.
To celebrate this fantastic achievement, the OAC commissioned a short film, Live Love Art... Vive l'amour de l'art, to be created by filmmaker Gloria Ui Young Kim.
To learn more about the great work the OAC does, visit the OAC website.