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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

Red Diva Projects. Photo: Barry Gnyp.

Artist Story

The Road Forward

Ontario’s red diva projects pays tribute to BC’s missing First Nations women in a new multi-media Aboriginal musical. Documented on film, the production is now touring (and winning awards) at festivals across North America.

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Artist Story

Santee Smith: Here on Earth to dance

With the spiritual traditions of her Haudenosaunee heritage as a guiding force, Santee Smith embraces dance to express who she is. Born in...

Danika Littlechild (photo : Kelly Bell)

News Release

Danika Billie Littlechild appointed Vice-President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

A lawyer from the Ermineskin Cree Nation in Alberta, Ms Littlechild practices law with Indigenous peoples in several areas of expertise: governance, indigenous legal systems, environment and international law.

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

The Changing Theatre Landscape: New Models in Use by Theatre Artists, Groups and Organizations

Within the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) network, there is a need to better understand the changing theatre landscape. In preparation...