Council Blog

  • 23
    Apr

    Behind the Lens: The Making of the Paul McClure Video

    By Jesi The Elder
    Paul McClure

    Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production centre – with full creative control over your work. That was the assignment recently given to group of independent film directors. The result: Insightful, often inspiring, always creative video portraits of the 8 winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Awards. 2015 marks the third year of this video project – ...

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  • 17
    Apr

    ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᐅᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᑉᑳᑦ

    By Blog Editors
    Johnny Issaluk

    Trouble viewing this page? Download the Pigiarniq font here.  This blog post is also available in Inuinnaqtun. ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖃᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓐᓄᑦ.  ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖓᑦ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᒪᓗ ᓴᕆᒪᓇᕈᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓗᒃᑖᓄᑦ.  ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑐᓗᖅᑕᕈᑎᖃᕋᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᑉᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒪᓗ ᐊᑭᑐᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᐅᑉ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᑉᓗᒍ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᐊᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᒃ.  ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖅ 2013-ᒥᑦ 2016-ᒧᑦ.  ᐃᑲᔫᑏᑦ 70%-ᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐊᒪᓗ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ...

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  • 17
    Apr

    Aularniqmun Unipkat Nunavutmin

    By Blog Editors
    Johnny Issaluk

    This blog post is also available in Inuktitut. Ukiurtaqtumi hanauyaqtit ikayuqhiutiyut nakuqpiaqninut ilitquhit inuuhi nunaligiyamikni. Tapkuat havangi quyagiyauyut humiliqak hilaqyuaqmi piqagutauplutiklu hagimahutauni tamaitnit Kanatamiuni. Kihimik amihunit akhugutauyut piplugit tikitnagaulaitni akituqpiaqnilu aulaqnit. Ilittugiyauyuq una, tapkunanga Kavamatkut Nunavut tapkunangalu Kanata Katimayit Hanauyarniqmun katutyiqatai pipkaiyut aularniqmun tunityutit manikhai hanauyaqtinut humilliqak ...

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  • 17
    Apr

    Travel Stories from Nunavut

    By Blog Editors
    Johnny Issaluk

    The blog post is also available in Inuktitut and in Inuinnaqtun. Northern artists contribute to the rich cultural life of their communities. Their work is appreciated around the world and is a source of pride for all Canadians. But often they face challenges because of isolation and the high cost of travel. Recognizing this, the Government of Nunavut and the Canada Council for the Arts partnered to offer travel grants to artists from all disciplines. The partnership is from 20...

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  • 17
    Apr

    The Ultimate Puzzle… and the Joy of Trying to Solve it

    By Victoria Kaspi
    Victoria Kaspi with her colleagues Dr. Paul Ray (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) and Prof. Maura McLaughlin (West Virginia University) in February 2015 at the top of the Arecibo catwalk (Puerto Rico), with a view of the visitor's centre in the foreground, and the ocean in the background. The walk up the catwalk is not for the faint of heart!

    On April 14, 2015, the Canada Council announced the 5 recipients of the 2015 Killam Program. This prestigious program, administered by the Council, is funded by a private endowment supporting creativity and innovation through research and higher learning. Victoria Kaspi, of McGill University is the winner in the category of natural sciences.  My honour (and great surprise!) at winning the Killam Prize is enormous and difficult to convey in words. However what make...

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  • 16
    Apr

    Art is Serious Business: Part 2 (attendance and spending)

    By Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q.
    Art is Serious Business

    Part 2 of a 3-part series on Art is Serious Business  Attendance and spending 80% of Canadians attend at least one arts performance or event per year. Even if we’re all glued to our televisions for the hockey play-offs right now, remember that, collectively, we buy twice as many tickets to arts events as to sports events. Art is definitely serious business for Canadians – as is hockey, of course! "Art is definitely serious business for Canadians – as is hock...

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