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About Media Arts

Created to ensure the vitality and continued excellence of media arts, the Media Arts Section offers financial assistance to Canadian...

Myriam Yates, Racetrack Superstar Ghost (2011), 16 mm film, HD digital transfer, 7 min. with sound. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Photo: Lorna Bauer

#CCPrizes: Myriam Yates, evoking the power of place through film

Myriam Yates is a videographer who looks at the evocative power of unique places with relatively minimalist shots. She explores their transient or historical dimensions while anchoring them in contemporary life. In June 2015, she received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in media arts....

Photo: Canada Council for the Arts / Danielle Sturk

Behind the Lens: The Making of the Reva Stone video

Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production...

Behind the Lens: The making of the Sandra Meigs video

Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production centre – with full creative control over your work. That was the assignment recently given to group of independent film directors. The...

Graeme Patterson - press image from VMLS award

Artist Story

Graeme Patterson: A world of play

“My intention as an artist is to attempt to bring the viewer in to the world of play I exist in while creating miniature worlds based on personal memories and experiences.” Graeme Patterson is an award-winning, Sackville-based animator, renowned for his creations of miniature worlds – including a wrestling arena, a hockey rink and a football field. His practice started with a self-taught method of producing stop-motion animations. His more recent work involves large...

News Release

Request for Proposals - Interactive artwork content for video wall at 150 Elgin Street

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced a public request for proposals for an interactive media artwork at its new offices located at...

Celia McBride. Photo: Bruce Barrett.

Artist Story

Yukon at Banff

Council support enabled Yukon artist Celia McBride to attend filmmaking workshops at the Banff Centre…

News Release

Pierre Lassonde named New Chair of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts

Mr. Lassonde assumes the role immediately for a 5-year term. He was selected after a comprehensive search, following the death of former Chair Joseph L. Rotman in January.


Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010

New 2010 provincial / territorial (PT) data detailing the economic importance of arts, culture, heritage and sport are now available via...

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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