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

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Research on the Value of Public Funding for Indigenous Arts and Cultures

This research highlights the vital role of Indigenous arts and cultures and the value of public funding.

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Discover the best books

The 2022 finalists will be announced on October 12.

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How the North is Changing the Canada Council for the Arts

Simon Brault reflects on what the Council has learned about the North, the changes it is now making, and how it will continue to grow.


Participate in the 9th edition of the Games of La Francophonie

A unique opportunity for Canada to celebrate young Francophone artists internationally, blending sport and culture while promoting diversity, solidarity, and career advancement.

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The 50th anniversary of the Art Bank

As part of the Canada Council Art Bank 50th celebrations, an open call for purchases has been launched.

View of the exhibition, Looking the World in the Face.

Looking the World in the Face at Âjagemô Exhibition Space

Explore the artists and works selected to highlight 50 years of the Art Bank – both in person and online.

2022 Winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Meet the 2022 winners of this prestigious award celebrating Canada's vibrant arts community and recognizing remarkable careers.

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.

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