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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2020 Venice Biennale of Architecture

Submit an application for 2020. Discover UNCEDED, Canada’s official representation at the 2018 Biennale.

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.

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Investing to Shape a New Future

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

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Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Art Bank

Tour the Art Bank

A unique collection of contemporary Canadian art


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

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International Events

Cultural diplomacy: giving voice to the arts and culture

The Canada Council’s Director and CEO is meeting with European leaders to discuss cultural diplomacy.

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Prize Winners

The Musical Instrument Bank welcomes the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin to its collection

The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes a new instrument in its Musical Instrument Bank. Discover the story of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin c. 1830-1850.

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Digital Strategy Fund Digital

Tip #3: Already digital? Scale up! 7 Tips to Keep Calm and Go Digital

The Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund is open to applicants who want to scale up or increase the impact of an existing digital initiative.

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