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About the Aboriginal Arts Office

The Aboriginal Arts Office is committed to ensuring that the Canada Council's services and programs best meet the needs of Canada's First...

Aboriginal Arts Office

Artist Story

NWT Elders share legacy

20 young people learned traditional dancing, beading and sewing at workshops led by Elders of NWT’s Tetlit Gwich’in Renewable Resource Council. Learn about its positive impact on the local community.

ImagineNATIVE

Artist Story

ImagineNATIVE

Aboriginal filmmakers and video artists connect at ImagineNATIVE. Council’s support benefits independent film and the public…

News Release

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts honour 8 of Canada’s best

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of these awards, which carry a $25,000 cash prize and recognize outstanding career achievement.

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Research

A Knowledge and Literature Review

Get an overview of oral and written knowledge on Aboriginal arts in Canada today. Read the report here!

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Past recipients

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

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How to apply

Your grant application plays a critical role in demonstrating the artistic merit of your project. This document responds to some...

Research

Maps of Canada Showing Canada Council funding by Province and Territory

Statistical research and analysis regarding Canada Council funding programs, grant recipients and...