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About Dance

The Dance Section supports Canadian, professional dance of many cultures through policies, programs and initiatives that foster the...

dance map

Interactive, searchable map of dance in Canada

The map pinpoints more than 2500 dance-related organizations in genres that include Asian, African, Aboriginal, European, Latin, classical, folk, contemporary, urban and more. The organizations include presenters, funders, festivals, companies and dance schools. This pioneering mapping microsite is an initiative of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story

Dancestry

Dancer Liliona Quarmyne from Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance with dance artists from around the world…

Scene from Pasajes, shown left to right : Mieka Michaux, Veronica Maguire, Miguel Rosendo, Luis de la Tota, Coral de los Reyes, Jesus Alvarez. Photo : Levent Erutku Photography

5 Questions: Veronica Maguire, flamenco dancer, choreographer, teacher

On July 12, Victoria-based flamenco dancer Veronica Maguire was awarded the 2014 Canada Council Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. Veronica agreed to answer a few of our questions about herself and her work.

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

Communiqué (photo : Francis Gagnon, 2013)

News Release

Canada Council for the Arts releases Annual Report, highlights funding for the arts and creativity across Canada

Last year, we funded $153.6 million in grants, prizes and payments to artists and arts organizations across the country.

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

Artist Story

Dance Out Loud

BC choreographer Paras Terezakis shared his expertise and made new connections at a dance conference. Learn how the Council helped.