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About Dance

The Dance Section supports Canadian, professional dance of many cultures through policies, programs and initiatives that foster the...

dance map

Interactive, searchable map of dance in Canada

The map pinpoints more than 2500 dance-related organizations in genres that include Asian, African, Aboriginal, European, Latin, classical, folk, contemporary, urban and more. The organizations include presenters, funders, festivals, companies and dance schools. This pioneering mapping microsite is an initiative of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

Alison Robson, performer, in <em>A Way In</em>, 2011, choreography by Natasha Torres-Garner. Photo: Leif Norman.

Artist Story

Distorted Dance

Read about the Winnipeg dancer who put a creative twist on the broken telephone game. The result: a coast-to-coast online dance project.

Ame Henderson teaching in Slovania. Photo: Nada Zgank

#CCPrizes: Ame Henderson, reimagining dance

Ame Henderson is an associate artist with Public Recordings, a collaborative operation that conjoins artistic research, performance creation, learning, and publication. In 2014, Henderson was artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) where her project rehearsal/performance...

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

News Release

Pierre Lassonde named New Chair of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts

Mr. Lassonde assumes the role immediately for a 5-year term. He was selected after a comprehensive search, following the death of former Chair Joseph L. Rotman in January.

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

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...