The Canada Council's support to artists and arts organizations extends beyond its grant and prize programs.

We also offer one-time and recurring initiatives to allow artists, groups and organizations to take advantage of special funding, perform or exhibit work, take part in learning opportunities, network at conferences or showcase at events.

New Chapter

The New Chapter grants are exceptional funding marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Find out more about this special program.

Games of La Francophonie

The Games bring together youth from La Francophonie to compete in sporting events and cultural contests. Discover the 12 artists and groups representing Canada at the 8th Games in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


{Re}conciliation promotes artistic collaborations that look to the past & future for new dialogues between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Carrefour - Composers Residency

Carrefour is a new initiative for emerging culturally diverse or Indigenous composers with the NAC Orchestra.

2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

The foremost international platform to engage critical conversations on contemporary architecture.


The Translation Rights Fair and Frankfurt 2020 are two key opportunities in the Translation initiative at Canada Council.

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators

An international opportunity for young cultural leaders from Canada to build their skills and exchange with others.