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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.

Artist Story

red diva

Learn how Ontario’s red diva projects brought national and international acclaim to a new Aboriginal musical.

Supporting the arts: a driving force for prosperity and reputation in the 21st century

Simplifying is always complex. But we need to pay attention to this complexity and leverage it. We are well aware of the fact that the future should not be built at the expense of the present by rejecting a past that has had some impressive successes; we draw inspiration from the past and dream of the future. And we are determined to dream.

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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

Public Opinion on the Value of Books in the English Language Book Sector

Most Canadians (8 in 10) read books, averaging over five hours per week in reading. Results from various sources including a 1978...