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About the Equity Office

The Equity Office advances the principle of equity. It works to increase equity of access to Canada Council’s grants and services. It...

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Caption: South North Griots Summit Team: Dwayne Morgan, Motion, Nth Dgri, Eddy DaOriginalone. Photo: Dwayne Morgan

Anticipating a Movement in the Art of Spoken Word

The South-North Griots Summit, held on May 28-31 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, received support from the Canada Council through the Equity Office (Cultivate Initiative), the Audience and Market Development Office and the Writing and Publishing Section. Spoken word artist Saada Branker...

Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story

Profile of the Day : Dance Artist, Teacher, Choreographer Liliona Quarmyne

Dance artist, teacher and choreographer Liliona Quarmyne, based in Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance. In August 2011, she collaborated with other dancers in Cardiff, Wales to create and perform Atlantic. She describes Atlantic as a piece that ‘honours who we are and honours the ancestors from whom we came.’ This work-in-progress is continuing to grow and tour to date...

Bob Frazer and Marc Senior in the Realwheels production Whose Life is it Anyway? Photo: Tim Matheson

Congratulations to Realwheels Theatre

Realwheels Theatre’s production of Whose Life is it Anyway? has been nominated for six Jessie awards as part of the 32nd annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Realwheels is a Vancouver-based, professional theatre company that produces performances that deepen the audience’s understanding of the disability experience. 

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Deaf and Disability Arts

With the Canada Council's publication of the Moving Forward: Strategic Plan 2008-11, disability was named as a new area of exploration...

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recipients / beneficiares

Searchable Grants Listing

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

Artist Story

Art for all

MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre aims to build a national network of companies integrating the practices of differently-abled artists…

News Release

Shaping a New Future for the Arts in Canada: Canada Council sets vision for the next five years, announces new funding

The Canada Council for the Arts today outlined an ambitious vision for the arts sector in Canada with the release of its latest strategic plan, Shaping a New Future, 2016-21 and the announcement of several major funding initiatives for the current year.

Research

Maps of Canada Showing Canada Council funding by Province and Territory

Statistical research and analysis regarding Canada Council funding programs, grant recipients and...