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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...

Video Pool Media Arts Centre

Artist Story

Video Pool Media Arts Centre: Aboriginal artists’ residency If you’re an emerging Aboriginal artist, you’ll want to check out this opportunity: Winnipeg’s Video Pool welcomes artists for one-month residencies through its Aboriginal Media Art Initiative. During the residency, 4 artists work with mentors and have access to equipment to produce their works. Canada Council is proud to contribute to the development of Video Pool, an organization dedicated to independent video, audio and computer integrated multimedia production…

If you’re an emerging Aboriginal artist, you’ll want to check out this opportunity: Winnipeg’s Video Pool Media Arts Centre welcomes artists for one-month residencies through its Aboriginal Media Art Initiative. During the residency, 4 artists work with mentors and have access to equipment to produce their works. Canada Council is proud to contribute to the development of Video Pool, an organization dedicated to independent video, audio and computer integrated multimedia production…

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...

News Release

The Council on today’s x$ federal budget announcement

This once-in-a-generation reinvestment permeates beyond the walls of the Canada Council. It is a resounding acknowledgment that arts and culture function today as a robust social infrastructure in Canada.

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Searchable Grants Listing

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