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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...

Island Media Arts CO-OP. Photo: Jason Rogerson

Artist Story

High tech in Prince Edward Island

Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) works to keep emerging film and video artists plugged into the latest technologies. It gives workshops on how to use new equipment and bootcamps on the many changes in the fast-paced world of media arts. IMAC is hub for emerging film and video artists in Prince Edward Island, and the Canada Council’s support helps it to follow the latest developments in new technologies…

B.C. Stories: Animating Local History. Photo: Venay Felton.

Artist Story

Young film

Thanks to Council support, R2R allows artists to mentor youth who want to experiment with independent filmmaking…

News Release

The Council on today’s x$ federal budget announcement

This once-in-a-generation reinvestment permeates beyond the walls of the Canada Council. It is a resounding acknowledgment that arts and culture function today as a robust social infrastructure in Canada.

recipients / beneficiares

Searchable Grants Listing

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