About Us

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is the City of Toronto's funding body for artists and arts organizations. Since 1974, TAC has played a major role in the city’s cultural industries by supporting a very broad range of artistic activity. From the emerging artist to the most established, from celebrated institutions to arts that challenge convention, TAC is typically the first funder to offer support. Today, TAC grants lead to exhibitions, performances, readings and workshops seen annually by over 7.5 million people. Through our ongoing funding, TAC cultivates a rich engagement between artists and audiences.  We are proud to reflect Toronto’s vibrancy through the diversity of artists, arts communities and audiences that we serve.

Our Vision

TAC has been emphasizing the importance of increased arts programming throughout the city, especially in the inner suburbs. This has been a focal point for our vision – Creative City, Block by Block. It aims to connect every neighbourhood in Toronto to the transformative and inspirational power of arts activity.

Toronto Arts Council nurtures the city’s artistic scene, helping to move forward the innovative hub of creativity and artistic excellence that defines Toronto today.