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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APM 2020
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Call for proposals for CanadaHub 2020 in Edinburgh

Our call for proposals is for independent performers, performance collectives, and companies from across Canada. 5 to 6 shows or performances will be selected to be part of CanadaHub 2020 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Canada in Germany 2020

Canada in Germany

The Canada Council showcase Canadian creativity in the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Measuring and reporting on the impact of arts funding

Simon Brault, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, explains the Council’s unique approach to measure the impact of its funding. The details of this approach are available online as part of a reference framework.

Stats and Stories

Stats and Stories 2018-2019

Detailed breakdowns of funding, five-year trends, open data tables and stories about what artists, groups and arts organizations did with their grants.

Expanding the Arts

Our 2019 Expanding the Arts Strategy intends to support the expression and engagement of artists who are Deaf or have disabilities and of arts organizations across Canada that work with them.

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New/Early Career Artists

Learn about an opportunity for new and early career artists to get their first grant.


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The Arts and Climate Change

Simon Brault, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, addresses climate change through the lens of climate justice and the arts.


Collab BC

The Canada Council is hosting free sessions on applying for grants for new and early career artists in British Columbia. Find out more.

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Canadian Artists Wow Mexican Crowds at 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino

Mexico’s 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino is turning the spotlight on performing arts from Canada. The Canada Council is proposing diversified programming.

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Northern Arts

A Journey across the North

Simon Brault, the Canada Council’s Director and CEO, travelled to communities throughout Canada’s three territories to initiate important conversations about how the Council can support the arts in the North even more strongly.

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