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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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MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre breaks down barriers

Alito Alessi’s quote “All bodies speak. Everyone has a story to tell,” sums up the philosophy of MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre. Bringing together artists with and without disability, the Alberta company creates initiatives and dance-theatre performances that remove barriers. In 2012, with Canada Council support, MoMo organized a conference for companies integrating the practices of differently abled participants. Its goal: to build a strong national network…

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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...