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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...

Kiron Ahluwalia at the 2012 Festival of the Desert, performing with

Artist Story

Kiran Ahluwalia

The art of interweaving world music When Kiran Ahluwalia was just 7 years old she began to immerse herself in Indian classical music and...

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...

5 Questions: Andréa Tyniec, violinist

(Originally published on culture365.ca as "The Beauty of the Beast... and the Power of Performance") Toronto-based violinist Andréa Tyniec has thrilled audiences across Canada with her incredible talent and her 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin on loan from the Canada Council’s Musical...

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. Through concert performance, mentorship, and other creative connections with audiences, Canadian orchestras have been reaching the public in ever more diverse...

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

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