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The Canada Council for the Arts is marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation with a special program to support the creation and sharing of exceptional artistic and literary works. With renewed investment in the arts and culture, we look forward to funding inspiring works that will help Canadian artists to envision and create our shared future. These works will encourage public engagement in the arts and will promote outreach locally, nationally and internationally.

The deadline for the first competition was July 4; that of the second, October 31.

There was an unprecedented level of participation in the New Chapter program, with more than 500 proposals for the July 4 competition and more than 1600 for the October 31 competition.

Thank you for your participation! For questions about the New Chapter program, please contact Christian Mondor or Sue-Ellen Gerritsen, at newchapter@canadacouncil.ca or at extension 4008.

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.

List of grants awarded

Here is a list of the 52 artists and arts organizations selected to receive a New Chapter grant to complete exceptional artistic projects as a result of the first competition, which closed on July 4, 2016. The results of the second competition, which on October 31, 2016 will be announced in April 2017.

Download the Results