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About Media Arts

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

Myriam Yates, Racetrack Superstar Ghost (2011), 16 mm film, HD digital transfer, 7 min. with sound. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Photo: Lorna Bauer

#CCPrizes: Myriam Yates, evoking the power of place through film

Myriam Yates is a videographer who looks at the evocative power of unique places with relatively minimalist shots. She explores their transient or historical dimensions while anchoring them in contemporary life. In June 2015, she received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in media arts....

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...

B.C. Stories: Animating Local History. Photo: Venay Felton.

Artist Story

Reel inspiration for young filmmakers

Reel 2 Real’s programs “make such a difference for aspiring filmmakers and [they] cultivate lifelong audiences for the media arts,” according to one school teacher. The R2R Film Festival on YouTube and the Talent Lab are just a couple of ways the Vancouver organization connects media arts professionals with young students. With the Canada Council’s support, mentoring by professional artists gives youth new perspectives on independent filmmaking...

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...


Artist Story


Aboriginal filmmakers and video artists connect at ImagineNATIVE. Council’s support benefits independent film and the public…

News Release

Statement on the 2015 Federal Election

  Yesterday, the people of Canada elected a Liberal government. Congratulations to all who debated the issues and values that matter...


Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010

New 2010 provincial / territorial (PT) data detailing the economic importance of arts, culture, heritage and sport are now available via...

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Past recipients

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