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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2024 Annual Public Meeting

The APM took place on March 27, 2024.


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Finding the Story in Every Step

Eighty Thousand Steps is an interactive podcast that follows host Crystal Chan as she uncovers a decades-old family mystery.

A composite showing portraits of all eight winners of the 2024 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Meet the 2024 GGArts winners

Throughout their exceptional careers, these eight artists have contributed to the vitality of contemporary visual and media arts as well as the fine crafts.

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Supporting the Arts Community

Michelle Chawla reflects on the Explore and Create program competition and the Refocusing Government Spending initiative in a letter to the community.

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Webinars and information sessions

Join a webinar or information session for guidance from a Program Officer.

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Not That Deep

Misha Maseka's project delves into themes of heartbreak and identity through a unique blend of visual poetry, music and film.

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A letter to the community from the Director and CEO

Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Michelle Chawla reflects on the first six months of her term.

Our impact: by the numbers


Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations


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


Support to first-time recipients