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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2017 English winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards
Killam Program

2017 Killam winners

Discover the brilliant leaders and scholars who are changing our lives

Digital Strategy Fund

New! Digital Strategy Fund

Stimulate the digital transformation of the arts sector in Canada


{Re}conciliation Initiative

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Peer Assessment

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Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Art Bank

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A unique collection of contemporary Canadian art


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Indigenous New Chapter Northern Arts Youth

Reframing, Reclaiming, and Shaping our Future

Art can subvert popular historical narratives, reframe and reclaim the past, and shape the future. The following New Chapter projects do just that.

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Artist Stories Funding New Chapter

Art that Builds Community

Artists play a leading role in sustaining the vitality of our communities. They bring people together to address local concerns – often with a global impact. Several of the Canada Council’s New Chapter projects exemplify this.

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Artist Stories Funding Indigenous New Chapter Youth

Reimagining Landscape and Our Relationship with the Land

These Canada Council New Chapter projects challenge us to reconsider natural and built spaces.

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.

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