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The Theatre Section supports the creation, production and dissemination of professional theatre, and respects diversity of practices,...

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Ariana Bardesono: 2013 John Hirsch Prize

Arianna Bardesono, one of the country’s most exciting new theatre directors, is bringing to the stage works that are grounded in tradition, yet address contemporary issues and practices. Power, politics, war and culture Bardesono is known for her sensitive approach to difficult plays that touch on power, politics, war and culture, such as Truth and Treason (2009) and The Poster (2011), which explore the Iraqi war and the Palestine-Israel conflict respectively. She even infuses...

Judd Palmer. Jason Stang Photography

#CCPrizes: Judd Palmer on puppetry, art and a spirit of service

Judd Palmer is a writer and illustrator and one of the founders of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a Calgary-based collective-creation group that makes puppet shows for adults and children as well as films and sculptures; they also sometimes design sets, costumes and playgrounds. In June 2015...

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Searchable Grants Listing

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

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Meet our latest prize winners!

Congratulations to our latest Canada Council prize winners in humanities, dance, architecture, theatre, music and visual arts! Get to know these outstanding artists, scholars, organizations and their works.

(From left to right) Audrey Dwyer, Michael Healey, Sterling Jarvis, Kimwun Perehinec and Mark McGrinder in Act 1 of <em>Clybourne Park</em> (2012) by Bruce Norris, directed by Joel Greenberg, production of Studio 180. Photo: John Karastamatis.

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Studio 180

Studio 180 produces socially-relevant theatre that tackles important issues. Learn how their programming promotes community engagement.