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Building a connected and supportive art sector

Supporting Artistic Practice encourages a dynamic support system for the arts in Canada by funding Canadian arts professionals, groups, and arts organizations who champion the Canadian arts sector, boost the capacity for artists to realize work and advance the conditions of creation.

Supporting Artistic Practice contributes to the growing network of resources available to strengthen the arts and inspires sector innovation by supporting collaboration, targeted initiatives and career development opportunities for Canadian arts professionals.

The Canada Council for the Arts expects this program to achieve the following outcomes:

  • artistic practice is supported through a sustained and interconnected arts infrastructure
  • artists and arts professionals benefit from activities that advance learning and strengthen networks
  • arts organizations and specialists assist artists in developing and producing work, as well as reaching a public

Program Components

Professional Development for Arts Professionals

Project grants to support career advancement activities for arts professionals

Sector Innovation and Development

Project or composite grants to support activities that strengthen the arts sector

Literary Publishing Projects

Project grants to support the activities of Canadian literary magazine or book publishers

Literary Publishers

Core grants to support the activities of Canadian literary magazine or book publishers

Support Organizations

Core grants to support the targeted services and activities of specialized arts and service organizations

National Arts Service Organizations

Core grants to support the services and activities of Canadian national arts service organizations

The Canada Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications from culturally diverse, Deaf, disability and official language minority artists, groups and organizations. The Canada Council recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of this land and encourages applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups, and organizations in all its programs. Measures are in place in all programs to support these commitments.