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Michelle Forsyth, Bright Stack with Pink , 2014

About Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Section provides creation, production and dissemination support in the fields of architecture, crafts, photography and the...

Visual Arts

Mathieu Latulippe, La chute, digital ink jet impression on archival paper, 80 x 120 cm, 2013. From the installation Retour à Paradise Lost. Photo: Mathieu Latulippe

#CCPrizes: Mathieu Latulippe on early influences, risks and lessons learned

Mathieu Latulippe’s multidisciplinary practice explores certain mythological sources and cultural perceptions at the basis of our modern identity with humour and fantasy. Until recently, Mathieu Latulippe was artist in residence at the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in...

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...

Nicki Reckziegel, Retracing a Place of Memory - The Contemplator

5 Questions: Nicki Reckziegel, Emerging Architect

Montréal-based Nicki Reckziegel is the winner of the Canada Council’s 2014 Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.  With this award, she will travel to “institutions of refuge” (crisis centers, safe houses, hospitals) in 18 locations across Central and...

Duane Linklater's <i>Tautology</i>, at the MacLarenArtCentre

5 Questions: MacLarenArtCentre

There’s a new thunderbird in Barrie, Ontario – made possible through the Canada Council’s York Wilson Endowment Award....

Artist Story

Jerome-Lapierre: Prix de Rome

Celebrating good design and architecture: A feature on the 2014 Canada Council Prix de Rome award winner Jérôme Lapierre Jérôme Lapierre has won the 2014 Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners. The award honours a recent graduate from one of Canada’s eleven accredited schools of architecture, for exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design. The $34,000 prize allows winners to travel and study architectural sites and...

A view from above the 2012 Art Toronto international art fair. Alex Sabine : Courtesy of Art Dealers Association of Canada/ Courtoisie de l’Association des marchands d’art du Canada

Getting the visual arts to market

Find out how the Canada Council works with art dealers and galleries to find new markets for visual artists.

News Release

Statement on the 2015 Federal Election

  Yesterday, the people of Canada elected a Liberal government. Congratulations to all who debated the issues and values that matter...


Understanding Canadian Arts Through CADAC Data: A Portrait of Artist-run Centres

Prepared by the Research and Evaluation Section, in collaboration with the Visual Arts Section, this report highlights CADAC (Canadian Arts...

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Past recipients

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

Art Bank Google art project

The Art Bank Goes International with Google Art Project

The Art Bank has partnered with Google to bring contemporary Canadian art to an international audience. The Google Art Project is a unique online platform, providing exciting free public access to the world’s foremost museums and art collections...