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.
Our response to COVID-19
- Supporting Arts and Live Workers in Response to COVID-19
- Federal support of $7.8M to help Indigenous and equity-seeking communities
- The Canada Council will distribute $55M to eligible arts organizations experiencing a significant financial impact due to COVID-19
National Survey on Federal Emergency Aid Measures and the Arts Sector in Canada
The Council and additional federal support for the arts
Culture’s way out of this crisis
The Canada Council for the Arts presents the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Watch videos and see winners' profiles and galleries.
The Canada Council for the Arts partners on a new digital programme to foster immersive storytelling, welcoming applications from creators in Canada and the UK.
Jesse Wente, Chair of the Canada Council, reflected on his role and the current inflection point in the arts at the 2021 Annual Public Meeting.
The Council shares three big discoveries from the results of its Digital Originals initiative that inspire optimism for the future of the arts.
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