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
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
CBC/Radio-Canada and Canada Council for the Arts announce "Digital Originals" funding initiative to support Canadian arts community
Culture’s way out of this crisis
$55 million in federal support will help the arts sector during the crisis. The Canada Council is collaborating with the government to maximize it.
With a new and early career artist profile, you can now apply to the Digital Originals initiative to adapt work for digital dissemination.
In 2020, the Canada Council for the Arts will make Public Lending Right payments totalling over $12 million to more than 18,000 creators from the literary milieu.
Performing artist Chris Dodd has been awarded the Guy Laliberté Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts in honour of his exceptional work.
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