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
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Frankfurt 2020

A special opportunity to enhance the international reach of Canadian authors and books. Apply now!

Digital Strategy Fund

Digital Strategy Fund

Stimulate the digital transformation of the arts sector in Canada

Canadian Commision for UNESCO

The new Canadian Commission for UNESCO website

Find resources, toolkits and information on their networks

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Investing to Shape a New Future

Find out how we're optimizing the federal government's progressive investment

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Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Registration for the Public Lending Right Program is now open

Authors, illustrators, translators and photographers: register today!


Announcements Funding

2017-18 Core Grant Competition Results

Core grants are funding opportunities intended for organizations. Consult the list of recipients

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Prize Winners

A Loving Grandmother’s GGBooks Tradition

On Christmas morning, they eagerly open their presents from their grandmother in what is now a very special family tradition.

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Speeches Digital

Funding the Arts in a Digital Age: A Canadian Approach

Arts funders around the world are grappling with how best to support the arts in our digital age. Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault spoke on the topic at a round table in Hong Kong.

Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
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Prize Winners

Meet our latest #CCPrizes winners

Congratulations to 3 of our latest prize winners who are making incredible contributions to Canada’s vibrant music scene.

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