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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Digital Strategy Fund
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


{Re}conciliation Initiative

Discover the 16 projects

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


Digital Events

Recap of the Arts in a Digital World Summit

Last Spring, the Canada Council for the Arts invited the arts and culture community to Arsenal, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal, to participate in a national summit on the Arts in a Digital World.

Prize Winners

Three Prizes in Architecture Awarded

The Canada Council’s Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture, as well as its Emerging Practitioners Award, were created to encourage the pursuit of a more outward-looking vision of the world. The $5000 J.B.C. Watkins Award: Architecture is offered to a Canadian professional architect wishing to pursue postgraduate studies outside Canada, ideally in Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Iceland.

Canada Scene
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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

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