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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Important Information related to
COVID-19

How the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting our programs and services.

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New funding for innovation

Change-makers with bold ideas about how to rebuild an arts sector that is resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and equitable can now apply. Take the next step by learning more about our funding opportunities.

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Discover our best books of 2021

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

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Community Conversations

Simon Brault, CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, proposes an open discussion on the implementation of the 2021-26 strategic plan to rebuild the arts.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A shared message from our Director and CEO and Chair on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  

Investing in the arts, now more than ever

Simon Brault discusses the Council’s recovery-related investments and initiatives for rebuilding a more equitable and resilient sector.

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2021 Molson Prize winners

The 2021 Molson Prize recipients, Gordon J.G. Asmundson and M. NourbeSe Philip, reflect on their contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual life.

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Investment of an additional $75M

The Council is receiving $75M to help in-person activities resume and to support research, creation, production, touring, and innovation.

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Art, now more than ever : our strategic plan 2021-26

The Canada Council for the Arts’ strategic vision for 2021–26 is a rallying call to rebuild a stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive sector.

Our impact: by the numbers

$23.6M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

1,969

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

$45.2M

Support to first-time recipients