Bringing the arts to life

We're proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.

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What you need to know
Reconciliation: Discover the 16 new projects
Killam Program

2017 Killam winners

Discover the brilliant leaders and scholars who are changing our lives

Games of la Francophonie

The 8th Games of La Francophonie

Discover Team Canada's inspiring young talent

The Arts in a Digital World Summit

The Arts in a Digital World

About the Summit

Peer Assessment

Become a peer assessor

Help inform funding decisions

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Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Art Bank

Tour the Art Bank

A unique collection of contemporary Canadian art


An Important Update on the Portal
Announcements Council Update

Important Updates on the Portal

Dear members of the arts community, I am pleased to confirm that we still expect our portal to be ready to accept your grant applications as of end of day Monday, June 5.

Canada Scene
Media Arts Theatre Visual Arts New Chapter Music Art Bank Circus Arts

Council-Funded Artists Shine at Canada Scene

This summer, 1,000 talented artists will come to Ottawa in 100+ events to form a “living portrait” of Canada in 2017.

New Chapter Indigenous {Re}conciliation Music Dance Theatre

Indigenous Arts at Canada Scene

First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts proudly proclaim their place amongst the 201 projects funded through the Canada Council’s New Chapter program

Landon Mackenzie
Artist Stories Behind the Lens Prize Winners

Landon Mackenzie: We Don't Have a Picture Yet

Filmmaker Anthony Grieco goes into the studio of painter and GGArts winner Landon Mackenzie, where he discovers her conceptual landscapes are vehicles for exploration, and the studio a travelling vessel.

Anthony Grieco

Our Impact in the Community: By the Numbers


Support to artists and arts organizations from Deaf and disability arts communities


Support to artists and arts organizations from Indigenous communities


Support to young audience arts organizations