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