Making the case for the arts

I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys to learning.
Plato

  • The arts define us. They give depth and meaning to our lives.
  • Our children thrive on the arts. Arts and culture are central to enhancing the creative spirit in children. They aid in developing learning skills.
  • The arts are a reflection of Canada’s evolving culture and of our national identity in the international community. The arts are how we speak to each other across our vast geography. They are how we tell the world about our country.

Canada’s future depends on creativity and imagination which inspire innovation, affect the quality of life in our cities and communities and, in turn, our ability to generate social and economic growth.

A thriving arts and culture sector will contribute to Canada’s success as a leader in a global society. The federal government plays a key role in fostering the sector’s vitality. By publicly investing significantly in arts and culture, Canada and Canadians will benefit from the meaningful and unique ways the cultural sector contributes to the advancement of Canada’s position, both domestically and on the world stage.

Through the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada invests about $6 per Canadian in the arts.

Imagine if the arts could do more. Because they can.