Canadian Federal Government Policy on Arts and Culture

Library of Parliament Research Publication  …note link to PDF briefing paper

” Introduction

In response to external challenges and to meet domestic needs, the federal government has supported Canadian arts and culture by encouraging artistic and cultural creation, production, distribution, consumption and preservation. To achieve these ends, the government has established departmental programs, museums and arm’s-length agencies, disbursed grants and transfers, and enacted regulations. This paper examines the history of federal arts and culture policy,1 analyzes current priorities and recent statistics, and discusses challenges facing policy makers.”