In January 2022, CARFAC Ontario submitted to the Government of Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs a series of recommendations for arts and culture investments for the upcoming 2022 Budget:
1. Increase the Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) base budget to $95 million annually.
2. Establish a permanent $10 million fund to support Indigenous artists, cultural leaders, organizations, groups and collectives.
3. Maximize the value of any additional arts investments (through strategizing delivery, increasing consultation, as well as allocating commitments made in Budget 2021)
4. Amplify the majority of Ontarians’ voices by working toward a Federal Basic Income Guarantee.