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Media Arts

About Media Arts

Created to ensure the vitality and continued excellence of media arts, the Media Arts Section offers financial assistance to Canadian...

Photo: Canada Council for the Arts / Danielle Sturk

Behind the Lens: The Making of the Reva Stone video

Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production...

Behind the Lens: The making of the Sandra Meigs video

Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production centre – with full creative control over your work. That was the assignment recently given to group of independent film directors. The...

Graeme Patterson - press image from VMLS award

Artist Story

Graeme Patterson: A world of play

“My intention as an artist is to attempt to bring the viewer in to the world of play I exist in while creating miniature worlds based on personal memories and experiences.” Graeme Patterson is an award-winning, Sackville-based animator, renowned for his creations of miniature worlds – including a wrestling arena, a hockey rink and a football field. His practice started with a self-taught method of producing stop-motion animations. His more recent work involves large...

News Release

Request for Proposals - Interactive artwork content for video wall at 150 Elgin Street

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced a public request for proposals for an interactive media artwork at its new offices located at...

Celia McBride. Photo: Bruce Barrett.

Artist Story

Yukon at Banff

Council support enabled Yukon artist Celia McBride to attend filmmaking workshops at the Banff Centre…

News Release

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts honour 8 of Canada’s best

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of these awards, which carry a $25,000 cash prize and recognize outstanding career achievement.

Research

Overview of Revenues by Source and Province, 2012-13

Prepared by the Canada Council’s Research and Evaluation Section, these data tables use locked CADAC data to highlight revenue...

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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