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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

A large number of Canadians attended WOMEX 2013 in Cardiff, including artists, presenters and agents and managers. A diverse group of presenters were on hand to elucidate and demystify the Canadian terrain. In the fall of 2014, the Audience and Market Development Office of the Canada Council for the Arts invited Canadian world music agents and managers to respond to an open call for applications to be part of the Canadian Delegation at WOMEX 2014. Six agents from across the country were...

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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...

David Myles, singer-songwriter.

Artist Story

Myles down under

With Into the Sun, a blend of Brazilian and African rhythms, Canadian David Myles earns acclaim at home and in Australia...

Nicole Mion

International Exchange: Top 17 Lessons Learned at IETM

On April 23-26, 2015, I had the chance to attend the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts’ (IETM) spring plenary in Bergamo, Italy. This is Europe’s uber-arts-think-tank and networking-on-steroids-gathering. It attracts 500 member organizations from about 50...

Dani Fecko (in yellow dress), with by fellow arts professionals from around the world at the ISPA Congress in Bogota in April 2014

International Exchange: Lessons Learned on ISPA Program

Mid-career arts manager Dani Fecko is completing the last phase of a 3-year international program (2012-15) that gave her the opportunity to meet and be mentored by fellow performing arts professionals from around the world. The Legacy Program is offered by the International Society for...

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...

New funding model - all program names

News Release

Canada Council for the Arts introduces New Funding Model

The organization, an arm’s length agency of the federal government, will transform its current suite of 147 discipline-based programs into six national, non-disciplinary programs.

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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.