What is TAC?
Toronto Arts Council is run by a volunteer board, volunteer committees and a small complement of professional staff. An advisory panel of distinguished artists and managers further assist with this work.
Toronto Arts Council’s volunteer board and committees are made up of artists, other arts professionals and arts supporters. To guarantee accountability, City Council appoints five of its members to Toronto Arts Council’s 29 member Board of Directors.
The staff of Toronto Arts Council and Foundation are a team of fifteen people, often increased by two or three interns and volunteers, working together to support, promote and advocate for the arts in Toronto.
Arts Advisory Panel for Toronto Arts Council and Foundation
Margaret Atwood, C.C.
Atom Egoyan, O.C.
Mallory Gilbert, C.M.
Norman Jewison, C.C.
Molly Johnson, O.C.
Karen Kain, C.C.
David Mirvish, C.M.
Joyce Zemans, C.M.
Investing in the Arts
On average, TAC reviews 1,500 applications annually with grant requests that range from $2,000 to $800,000. In 2010, TAC funded 703 individual artists and arts organizations for a total of $10.3 million.
In addition to the granting program of the Toronto Arts Council, there are many other programs offered by the Toronto Arts Foundation. Visit OUR PROGRAMS on the Toronto Arts Foundation page for an overview of them all.
- Arts Awards offered to artists, arts administrators, philanthropists, community arts practitioners and arts educators
- Neighbourhood Arts Network
- Block by Block Creative City
- First Impressions arts awareness campaign
- Metcalf Policy Fellowship
- Incubate Grants development program
- Volunteer Network
- Reports Studies and publications produced by the Foundation
- Advocacy news and action
Toronto Arts Council welcomes all feedback about its programs and service delivery, positive or negative. Your comments may lead to improved services, so if you have a complaint or suggestion, please let us know.