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

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Bramwell Tovey. Photo: courtesy of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Artist Story

Musical innovations in BC

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is changing the face of music education in Vancouver. In 2011, the VSO opened its own School of Music and brought its music into auditoriums of local schools...

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...

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs the Orchestral Tuning Arrangement in Regent Park, Toronto, June 2014. Photo: Loie Fallis, TSO

Orchestral Tuning Arrangement: A Made-in-Canada Concert Ritual

It happens at every concert – the orchestra tunes as anticipation for the performance builds. More than a technically necessary exercise, tuning is an important ritual that marks the formal beginning of the show. But other than perfunctory applause for the entrance of the concertmaster,...

David Myles, singer-songwriter.

Artist Story

Myles down under

With Into the Sun, a blend of Brazilian and African rhythms, Canadian David Myles earns acclaim at home and in Australia...

Joseph L Rotman

News Release

Canada Council honours the memory and contributions of Chair Joseph L. Rotman

Ottawa, January 27, 2015 – The Canada Council is deeply saddened at the news of the passing of our Chair, Mr. Joseph L. Rotman. We...

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

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

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....