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

Visual Arts

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....

Abenbare Renovation, Toronto, 2012

5 Questions: DArcy Jones, architect

Vancouver-based architect D’Arcy Jones is the 2014 winner of the Canada Council’s Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement. D’Arcy agreed to answer a few of our questions about him and his work.

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.

2013 Sobey Art Award installation views of Duane Linklater's Tautology (courtesy of the Sobey Art Award; photo: Steve Farmer)

News Release

MacLaren Art Centre wins York Wilson Award to purchase work by Duane Linklater

The $24,000 award will enable the Gallery to acquire a new work, entitled Tautology, by Aboriginal artist and 2013 Sobey Art Award winner Duane Linklater


Culture Satellite Account, 2010

The Culture Satellite Account (CSA) measures the economic importance of culture and sport in the Canadian economy in terms of output, gross...

recipients / beneficiares

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...