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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Group photo of 2023 winners of the Musical Instrument Bank competition, posing on stage with their instruments.

2023 Musical Instrument Bank Cohort Revealed

21 classical musicians have been selected to borrow an instrument from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank.

A photographic work of art representing fourteen hand-built sleds standing upright equal distance apart across the sea ice under a light blue sunny sky.

Funding Indigenous Arts and Cultures

Council leaders share their thoughts on research and work done to support Indigenous artists.

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Coming into Sight in Âjagemô

Coming into Sight features 24 of the recent Art Bank acquisitions, presented together for the first time in the Âjagemô Exhibition Space until May 20, 2024.

A close-up of the Canada Council logo in white set against a dark background in pinks and purples.

Equitable and Sustainable Arts Funding

Former Council Director and CEO Simon Brault speaks on ways to make arts funding more equitable and sustainable.

Collage of photographs in which two women wearing colourful robes and headdresses stand in the desert with a loom in their hands.

Adhel Arop: An artist’s story

Adhel’s documentary series, Katiba Banat: Sisters in Arms, tells of the child soldiers of South Sudan. Her project was funded through the Explore and Create program.

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Venice Biennale Archittetura 2023

Canada presents Not for Sale! at the Biennale Architettura 2023 in Venice.

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