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About the Audience and Market Development Office

The Canada Council's Audience and Market Development Office (AMDO) brokers opportunities for Canadian artists in key established and...

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April Verch on her WOMEX experience

The next WOMEX World Music Expo will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, October 22-26, 2014.  The WOMEX call for showcase and conference proposals is currently open. Deadline for all proposals is Friday, 18 April 2014. The Canada Council encourages all Canadian world music artists to consider applying for this prestigious showcase opportunity. Get tips from one Canadian artist who made it happen!  WOMEX Showcase and Conference selection is made each year by a new group...

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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...

Jim Nason. Photo: David Leyes

Artist Story

Poetry and novel

The experience of Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival inspired Toronto poet Jim Nason. New novel in the works…

Left to right: Alain Paré, CEO, CINARS; Jaap Van Baasbank; and Simon Brault, Director & CEO, Canada Council for the Arts, at the 2014 CINARS Biennale

5 Questions: Jaap Van Baasbank, international presenter

For the first time, in 2014, the Canada Council sponsored a major prize to recognize the outstanding work done by international presenters. The prize for Best International Presenter was awarded to Jaap Van Baasbank on November 22, 2014, at the 16th edition of the CINARS Biennale, North...

Information on Contemporary Circus Arts

Definition of Contemporary Circus Art (September 2014) Contemporary circus art is a form of artistic expression that integrates the mastery...

Michael Snow, Bees Behaving on Blue (1979)

News Release

Exhibition celebrates great artists and 15 years of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

The exhibition is now on at Canada Council’s Âjagemô Hall until April 14, 2015.

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Past recipients

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

A view from above the 2012 Art Toronto international art fair. Alex Sabine : Courtesy of Art Dealers Association of Canada/ Courtoisie de l’Association des marchands d’art du Canada

Getting the visual arts to market

Find out how the Canada Council works with art dealers and galleries to find new markets for visual artists.