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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Thandiwe McCarthy

Poems and History: A reflection on being Black in New Brunswick
“My grandmother raised us brave.”

A colourful graphic for the 2023 GGBooks English-language finalists.

Discover the best GGBooks of 2023

The winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced!

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Applying for a grant: From start to finish

Would you like to learn how to apply for a Canada Council grant? Join a webinar to learn more.

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Celebrating Indigenous languages

These knowledge keepers share the same passion for preserving the vitality and beauty of Indigenous languages and cultures.

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.

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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.

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