Bringing the arts to life

We’re proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. We contribute to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations. 

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COVID-19

How the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting our programs and services.

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Accessibility: Our Plans for the Future

Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault speaks to action plans to make the Council more accessible.

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Discover the best books of 2022

The winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced.

2022 Winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Celebrate the talented winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Discover the works of the 2021 and 2022 GGArts winners in two must-see exhibits.

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You could win the chance to borrow an instrument!

Compete to borrow an instrument from the Musical Instrument Bank.

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Research on the Value of Public Funding for Indigenous Arts and Cultures

This research highlights the vital role of Indigenous arts and cultures and the value of public funding.

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How the North is Changing the Canada Council for the Arts

Simon Brault reflects on what the Council has learned about the North, the changes it is now making, and how it will continue to grow.

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Participate in the 9th edition of the Games of La Francophonie

A unique opportunity for Canada to celebrate young Francophone artists internationally, blending sport and culture while promoting diversity, solidarity, and career advancement.

New funding for innovation

Change-makers with bold ideas about how to rebuild an arts sector that is resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and equitable can now apply. Take the next step by learning more about our funding opportunities.

Our impact: by the numbers

$23.6M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

1,969

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

$45.2M

Support to first-time recipients