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Find Research Reports

Browse through all of Canada Council's Research reports or search for the author, subject or theme of interest...

About Research and Evaluation

The Canada Council undertakes arts research to develop and share knowledge about our activities, as well as sector-wide trends in the...


Investing in the arts

Statistical research and analysis regarding Canada Council funding programs, grant recipients and arts and cultural funding in a national context.

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Key Statistics of Canada Council Funding

Take a look at key statistics of Canada Council funding, including number of grant applications received and the number awarded,...

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Council Blog: Making a Difference Across the Country

Each year the Canada Council funds artists and arts organizations across the country to the tune of over $150 million (153.6 million in...

Art Research Links

Learn more about the state of the arts in Canada and around the world

James Westman and Gaétan Laperrière in Calgary Opera’s Falstaff, 2013. Photo: Trudie Lee, courtesy of Calgary Opera

Artist Story

Calgary Opera: Nurturing new audiences

Since its inception in 1972, and especially since the 2000s, the Calgary Opera has made a name for itself as a company that is committed to developing new Canadian talent and productions, while introducing new audiences to the “magic of opera.” New work, new work By the opening of Calgary Opera’s 2013-14 season, the company will have presented 6 world premieres, 4 Canadian premieres, and many company premieres. Many of its original productions touch on themes that are...

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Past recipients

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.