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Grants and initiatives by area of practice

Figure 3: Grants and initiatives by area of practice 2020–21

 7% for Strategic development, 19% for Visual arts, 22% for Theatre, 14% for Music, 8% for First Nations arts, 8% for Community arts and cultural development, 7% for Dance, 2% for Emerging and experimental arts, 6% for Literature and 7% for Multi-art form.

$ Millions

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

2020–21

First Nations arts

5.4

4.8

5.7

5.6

Community arts and cultural development

6.2

6.0

6.4

6.1

Dance

6.7

6.2

6.0

5.1

Emerging and experimental arts

2.4

2.7

2.6

2.1

Literature

4.7

5.1

5.0

4.7

Multi-art form

9.5

7.0

4.3

4.9

Music

10.3

10.6

9.6

10.3

Theatre

15.5

14.1

15.4

16.1

Visual arts

13.7

12.7

14.0

13.8

Strategic development1

3.8

3.2

2.8

4.9

Grand total

78.2

72.4

71.8

73.6

Note: First Nations-led projects are funded through all areas of practice.

Note: The investment comprises funding to project and career development grants (up to 2019–20), Fellowships and Awards, Four Year Funding and government and strategic initiatives. An additional $120.3 million was invested nationally through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework. Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

1. This includes capacity building and national and international sector development. This also includes Sector Recovery Initiatives ($2.4M) in 2020–21 as part of our response to COVID-19. It combines the categories reported as ‘Career, development and other’ and ‘Market and audience development’ in 2016–17 and 2017–18. The Four Year Funding strategic organisations were reported in this category in 2017–18, and are reported in ‘Multi-art form’ from 2018–19 onwards.