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.

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2018 Annual Public Meeting
Stats and Stories 2017-18

Stats and Stories

Learn about the impact of the artists, groups and organizations who received Canada Council funding in 2017-18.

Building Momentum - Annual Report 2017-18

2017-18 Annual Report

See the impact of our grants, prizes and payments in 1,909 communities across Canada.

Americas Cultural Summit

Americas Cultural Summit

Read the post-event report. See video highlights. Consult the statistics.

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

Spotlight

Pierre Lassonde, Nathalie Bondil and Simon Brault discuss the importance of the international dimension of arts at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM).
International Speeches

Art Without Borders

Pierre Lassonde, Nathalie Bondil and Simon Brault discuss the importance of the international dimension of arts at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM).

Renewing Cultural Diplomacy
Speeches International Cultural Diplomacy

Renewing Cultural Diplomacy

Simon Brault calls for a concerted effort to renew strong cultural diplomacy at the Cercle France-Amériques in Paris

Leveraging synergy to better promote the arts on the world stage
Speeches International Cultural Diplomacy

Leveraging synergy to better promote the arts on the world stage

Simon Brault presents the Council's international vision at the 2018 CINARS Biennale. He discusses cultural rights, democracy, citizenship and diplomacy.

WOMEX
Music International

Canadian music honoured internationally

The Canada Council for the Arts' Arts Abroad program supports the international presence of Canadian artists and creates partnerships

Our impact: by the numbers

$13.1M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

1,909

Communities across Canada in which grants, prizes and payments were awarded

$23.5M

Support to first-time recipients