Bringing the arts to life

We're proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Register on the portal
Discover your options
What you need to know
Governor General's Literary Awards

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An extraordinary exhibition about contemporary dance on view in Âjagemô until January 2019

Exhibition rendering UNCEDED Voices of the Land

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land

Discover Canada’s official entry at the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture

The Frankfurt Book Fair, PHOTO : Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017 / Marc Jacquemin

Frankfurt 2020

A special opportunity to enhance the international reach of Canadian authors and books. Apply now!

Dancers overlooking landscape

Investing to Shape a New Future

Find out how we're optimizing the federal government's progressive investment

Les Robes de Sainte-Anne, co-production Co Julie Danse / Circus Stella - banner for Our commitments

Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Art Bank

Tour the Art Bank

A unique collection of contemporary Canadian art


Martin Mangrum (left) and Jonathan Mak (right)
Prize Winners Youth

Expanding the Michael Measures Prize: A Focus on the Future

The Canada Council is now awarding two Michael Measures Prizes. The criteria have been expanded to be more inclusive and reach even more young music performers.

Smartphone compass app
Digital Strategy Fund Digital

Tip #1: Don’t know what you don’t know? Become digitally literate. 7 Tips to Keep Calm and Go Digital

The Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund helps foster digital literacy to benefit recipients and the wider arts sector

Pioneering Quebec women artists in the main hall
International Art Bank

From the Summit of the Americas to the G7 in Charlevoix

How do the arts and culture affect important decisions about our future? Are they present at major forums when the topics of women, citizenship, equality, climate change and peace are discussed?

Digital Strategy Fund

A new digital shift: thinking differently

45 initiatives are receiving funding this year under the Digital Strategy Fund. See how the arts community is making the digital shift!

Our Impact in the Community: By the Numbers


Support to artists and arts organizations from Deaf and disability arts communities


Support to artists and arts organizations from Indigenous communities


Support to young audience arts organizations