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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...

Celia McBride. Photo: Bruce Barrett.

Artist Story

Artist and filmmaker Celia McBride in Banff

The Canada Council supports large and small organizations – and artists. Thanks to its help, Yukon artist Celia McBride was able to hone her media arts skills at the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Women in the Director’s Chair workshops,. This writer, performer and producer reaches Canadian, American and European audiences with her fascinating film and theatre work...

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...

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.

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Searchable Grants Listing

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