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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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Promoting Arctic Traditions

Nunavut and Nunavik performance artists are joining their peers in Greenland to use theatre, dance, music, circus arts and storytelling to explore raven tales and Eastern Arctic traditions.

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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...

Tetlit Gwichen

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.

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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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Searchable Grants Listing

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


Evaluation of the Suite of Aboriginal Arts Programs - Final Summary Report

Over the past 20 years, the Canada Council for the Arts provided direct support to Aboriginal artists and arts organizations through a...