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

Artist Story

Profile of the Day : Dance Artist, Teacher, Choreographer Liliona Quarmyne

Dance artist, teacher and choreographer Liliona Quarmyne, based in Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance. In August 2011, she collaborated with other dancers in Cardiff, Wales to create and perform Atlantic. She describes Atlantic as a piece that ‘honours who we are and honours the ancestors from whom we came.’ This work-in-progress is continuing to grow and tour to date...

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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.

Artist Story

African dance

NAfro Dance (Manitoba) supports the development of African and African-Canadian dancers and choreographers and presents vibrant dance works…

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...