CADAC (Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada) is a web based application
dedicated to the collection, dissemination and analysis of financial and statistical
information about Canadian arts organizations. CADAC launched in 2008, and has been
in development since 2004.
A joint effort of arts funders across the country, CADAC provides
a simplified process for arts organizations applying for operating grants. Arts
organizations making application to multiple funding agencies submit their financial
and statistical information in a single format, to a single source. They have access
to their own historical data and to reports both on their own organizations and
comparisons to all similar organizations in the database.
Public sector funding agencies have immediate access to current and consistent data
for all the arts organizations they fund. Aggregate data across CADAC is also accessible, allowing for reliable and consistent analysis
of the Canadian arts sector. Individually and collectively, funding agencies will
be able to report on the health of the field and the impact of the arts in their