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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...

Audience and Market Development Office


WOMEX 15 World Music Expo

Overview October 21 to 25, 2015 – Budapest, Hungary The World Music Expo (WOMEX) is a five-day event held in a...

ISPA 2015

International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) and the Fellowship Program

Overview 2016-2018 Canadian Fellows 2012-2015 Canadian Fellows Overview The International Society for the...

Canada at Classical:NEXT, May 20-23, 2015

Canadian Classical Music, eh?

Entering my 25th year as artist manager, when it comes to concerts, it's safe to say #BTDT - been there, done that. When you've been in it this long, there just aren't too many new surprises. As for conferences, the same can be said, you really do lose count after attending some 150+ of them....

A delegration of Canadian authors attended the Cuirt International Festival of Literature in Ireland. Shown here: Lawrence Hill, Miranda Hill, Eleanor Wachtel and Dionne Brand.

Canadian Authors Bring Sunshine to Ireland

“It’s not supposed to be this nice,” says the man who picks us up at the airport. We are driving from the airport in...

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...

how to apply - comment presenter

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…

News Release

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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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.