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The Music Section supports the ongoing development of outstanding Canadian artistically driven music, created, performed, produced and...

John Krosrud. Photo : Diane Smithers

#CCPrizes: John Korsrud on eclecticism, energy and the Hard Rubber Orchestra

John Korsrud is a composer, bandleader and trumpeter and has just released his 5th CD, Crush and is currently producing Riot, a multi-media show based on the 2011 Vancouver hockey riots. His band Hard Rubber Orchestra has created operas, new music ice shows and...

Carissa Klopoushak

A Week in the Life of a Classical Musician

Carissa Klopoushak is a current recipient of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank (MIB). In 2013 she competed for the opportunity to borrow the Instrument Bank’s 1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow) for a period of 3 years. This summer...

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs the Orchestral Tuning Arrangement in Regent Park, Toronto, June 2014. Photo: Loie Fallis, TSO

Orchestral Tuning Arrangement: A Made-in-Canada Concert Ritual

It happens at every concert – the orchestra tunes as anticipation for the performance builds. More than a technically necessary...

James Westman and Gaétan Laperrière in Calgary Opera’s Falstaff, 2013. Photo: Trudie Lee, courtesy of Calgary Opera

Artist Story

Calgary Opera: Nurturing new audiences

Since its inception in 1972, and especially since the 2000s, the Calgary Opera has made a name for itself as a company that is committed to...

Pastelle LeBlanc, musician. Photo: Isabelle Paille.

Artist Story

Acadian solo

Pastelle LeBlanc from Acadian group Vishtèn goes solo. Her debut album to include accordion sounds and a few “turluttes”…

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.