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The Music Section supports the ongoing development of outstanding Canadian artistically driven music, created, performed, produced and...

James Westman and Gaétan Laperrière in Calgary Opera’s Falstaff, 2013. Photo: Trudie Lee, courtesy of Calgary Opera

Artist Story

Calgary Opera: Nurturing new audiences

Since its inception in 1972, and especially since the 2000s, the Calgary Opera has made a name for itself as a company that is committed to developing new Canadian talent and productions, while introducing new audiences to the “magic of opera.” New work, new work By the opening of...

Juno Awards 2014

Congratulations to all Canada Council-funded artists nominated for a Juno Award!

Serena Ryder (Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Juno Fan Choice Award) A Tribe Called Red...

Participant in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Sistema program. Photo: Carmyn Joy Effa

Blog Post

Orchestras: Fiddler Off the Roof (and in your streets)

Canadian symphony orchestras have long played a vital role in promoting and disseminating  artistically-driven music in our country. Through concert performance, mentorship, and other creative connections with audiences, Canadian orchestras have been reaching the public in ever more diverse...

Pastelle LeBlanc, musician. Photo: Isabelle Paille.

Artist Story

Acadian solo

Pastelle LeBlanc from Acadian group Vishtèn goes solo. Her debut album to include accordion sounds and a few “turluttes”…

Antoine Malette-Chénier (photo : Kristan Toczko)

News Release

Promising classical performer Antoine Malette-Chénier wins 2014 Michael Measures Prize

A unique collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC), this $25,000 prize recognizes promising talent in the next generation of Canadian classical musicians.

2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Congrats to the winners of 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to support the artistic journey of Canada’s innovative performing artists. Colin...

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Past recipients

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