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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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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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Statement on the 2015 Federal Election

  Yesterday, the people of Canada elected a Liberal government. Congratulations to all who debated the issues and values that matter...

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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...

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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.


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...