Our digital investment fostered the sharing of artistic creation, enhanced skills and supported the transformation of organizational models and practices across the arts sector.
With our digital investment, we amplified the quality, scale and sharing of art through digital technology in Canada and abroad, which was changing the way audiences related to the arts and culture and how they connected with each other and the wider world. Artists and organizations needed to be able to thrive in a radically changing environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic—and the implementation of physical distancing measures—this commitment played an important role in the arts. The Council surpassed its commitment to invest $96.5 million by 2020–21 to advance the arts sector’s digital capacity.
Targets and investments
This infographic shows the Council’s planned and actual investment for its digital fund towards a target investment to be reached by 2020–21.
- Actual investment in a digital fund as of 2020–21: $96.5 million
- Target investment in a digital fund by 2020–21: $88.5 million
- Final status: Surpassed
Canada Council grants making a difference
Artists, groups and organizations engage in a breadth of activities – both intimate and large-scale – funded by the Canada Council. Discover some of their stories.