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About the Equity Office

The Equity Office advances the principle of equity. It works to increase equity of access to Canada Council’s grants and services. It...

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NAfro Dance. Photo: Rod Braun.

Artist Story

Dance: Canadian culture, African hues

Mapiko, Patan III and Xilongo… These are the titles of some of the intensely theatrical works by NAfro Dance Productions. The only contemporary African dance company in Western Canada, NAfro encourages and supports the development of African and African-Canadian dancers and choreographers. The Canada Council is pleased to support NAfro Dance creations, productions and capacity building…

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Bob Frazer and Marc Senior in the Realwheels production Whose Life is it Anyway? Photo: Tim Matheson

Congratulations to Realwheels Theatre

Realwheels Theatre’s production of Whose Life is it Anyway? has been nominated for six Jessie awards as part of the 32nd annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Realwheels is a Vancouver-based, professional theatre company that produces performances that deepen the audience’s understanding of the disability experience. 

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Deaf and Disability Arts

With the Canada Council's publication of the Moving Forward: Strategic Plan 2008-11, disability was named as a new area of exploration...

Amy Fung - unicorn

Blog Post

Amy Fung: Dialogues on public engagement in the arts

The general public is a unicorn, a myth; and our fascination with finding and appeasing this unicorn is a dangerous distraction from overarching issues such as systematic discrimination and exclusion.

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Past recipients

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

Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story

Dancestry

Dancer Liliona Quarmyne from Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance with dance artists from around the world…

News Release

Simon Brault named New Director and CEO

Mr. Brault will assume the role on June 26, 2014 for a 5-year term.

Research

Diversity and Arts Attendance by Canadians in 2010

The range of arts offerings in Canada – from art galleries, classical concerts, and theatre performances to pop concerts and cultural...