Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) is a network that brings together the federal, provincial and territorial arts councils, and equivalent public arts funders, to develop a shared conversation and understanding of common preoccupations and strategic development goals. This network provides an important space for support and strategic expertise; helping to create a more resilient arts funding sector as a whole.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of CPAF/OPSAC is to foster, support and develop the arts in Canada through cooperation and collaboration of the federal, provincial and territorial arts councils and equivalent public arts funders.

The objectives of the network are to:

  • Increase networking and partnership opportunities;
  • Share information and best practices;
  • Improve communications and processes;
  • Improve internal competencies through strategic and professional development opportunities; and
  • Promote the value of the arts and public funding of the arts to the benefit of the members, the arts community and the general public.

Upcoming Events

  • Professional Development Meeting, Toronto, hosted by Ontario Arts Council (February 28 – March 1, 2024)
  • Strategic Development Meeting, Ottawa, hosted by Canada Council for the Arts (2024, date TBD)
  • Professional Development Meeting, hosted by Arts Nova Scotia (2024, date TBD)
  • Annual Meeting, hosted by BC Arts Council (2024, date TBD)

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