Toronto Arts Foundation conducts research studies to build a better understanding of the impact of the arts on all aspects of life in Toronto.


We work in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council, other agencies, foundations, academic institutions, and community groups. Our research examines barriers to arts access, trends in arts engagement, and significant changes in the arts and culture field.

Our research informs the most effective policy and funding opportunities for Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation.

We are committed to sharing arts research with stakeholders including cultural and community development organizations, cultural policy makers, and educators - locally, nationally, and internationally.

For more information on our research and reports, please contact Margo Charlton, Research Manager at Toronto Arts Foundation, by email margo [at] torontoartscouncil [dot] org or phone 416-392-6802 ext 201.