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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...

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Kiah Hachey and Karen Flahrety

Artist Story

Katajjak at Northern Lights

After Greenland, Iceland, Mongolia and Switzerland, Kiah Hachey and Karen Flaherty sing katajjak in Ottawa at Northern Lights 2012! The Nunavut artists performed this throat singing art that mimics the wind, sea and birds. A unique Inuk sound...

Artist Story

Tetlit Gwich’in

Elders from Tetlit Gwich’in led workshops on traditional art practices through a program for youth that was praised by its community.

News Release

Pierre Lassonde named New Chair of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts

Mr. Lassonde assumes the role immediately for a 5-year term. He was selected after a comprehensive search, following the death of former Chair Joseph L. Rotman in January.

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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...


Maps of Canada Showing Canada Council funding by Province and Territory

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