Bringing the arts to life

The Canada Council for the arts is proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. The Council contributes to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene through grants, services, prizes and payments to artists and arts organizations from Canada.

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A colourful work of art featuring the Canada Council for the Arts logo, silhouettes of a diversity of people and “APM 2024 APA.”

2024 Annual Public Meeting

The APM took place on March 27, 2024.

Featured

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We Are Here to Serve You

Michelle Chawla describes how the Council is supporting the arts community and acting on what it has heard, and announces a survey of the sector.

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Upcoming opening event in the Âjagemô Exhibition Space

Opening on June 18, 2024, Madweyàshkà | Like a Wave highlights artwork by First Nations and Métis artists featured in the Art Bank collection.

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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.

Impact by the numbers

$28.9M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

2,077

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

$62.7M

Support to first-time recipients