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A special, one-time program created on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Canada Council funded New Chapter as part of a historic re-investment in the arts. The highly-competitive program attracted over 2,000 applications – from which 200+ exceptional projects have been selected. Together, these projects showcase the diversity of artistic expression across our country and will create a lasting legacy for all Canadians.

Follow the New Chapter recipients and program updates on social media #CouncilNewChapter.

List of grants awarded

Here’s a list of the 201 artists and arts organizations selected to receive a New Chapter grant.

Download the Results

New Chapter Recipients

Help us to boost the impact of your project and this historic investment in the arts!

New Chapter Acknowledgement

As part of your funding requirement we ask you to include the following message and logo in all communications about your project:

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.


For your project funded through the New Chapter initiative, you must use the New Chapter logo (not the regular Canada Council logo).

Zip contains: B&W English, B&W French, B&W Bilingual, Colour English, Colour French, Colour Bilingual

Download New Chapter logo [ZIP, 2742 KB]
New Chapter

Social Media

If you post a message about your project on Facebook, Twitter or another social media platform, we’ll spread the word.

Tag us @CanadaCouncil or @Conseildesarts

Use the New Chapter hashtag #CouncilNewChapter or #NouveauchapitreConseil

Post your news on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canadacouncil/

Event program messages

Contact us to request a welcome message signed by our Director and CEO.

Lana Crossman, Communications, New Chapter

Carole Boucher, Executive Coordinator, New Chapter

Revised financial summary

New Chapter grant recipients need to submit a project update and revised budget when requesting grant payments.

To submit your revised budget, please use this financial summary in Excel and attach your revised detailed budget to it.

Excel Financial Summary [Excel]

Final report

In the coming weeks, we’ll post a link to the questionnaire that New Chapter grant recipients must complete as their final report.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at newchapter@canadacouncil.ca or 1-800- 263-5588, ext. 4008.