Why It's Important
A vibrant arts and culture sector contributes to the emotional and social well-being of individuals, communities and nations. Performing artists are central to the sector, sparking the public imagination, creating new bridges of understanding and enhancing quality of life. The Arts Program’s holistic funding approach is grounded in equity and informed by the belief that artists add value to society and should be supported to live dignified lives while pursuing their creative expression. Our long-term vision is to help advance the careers of artists from subsistence to sustainability, then beyond sustainability to thriving.