Bringing the arts to life

The Canada Council for the arts is proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. The Council contributes to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene through grants, services, prizes and payments to artists and arts organizations from Canada.

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A traditional ceramic pot with a dark, rustic finish sitting amidst a small outdoor fire. The pot features interwoven patterns near the top and has a white, slightly flared rim. Flames and embers surround the pot.

Weaving Stories in Clay

Discover Nancy Oakley’s journey as a Mi’kmaq and Wampanoag potter, blending tradition, culture and motherhood into her captivating clay art.

The words Like a Wave, Madweyàshkà, Comme une vague on an image of crashing waves.

Madweyàshkà | Like a Wave in Âjagemô

Curated by Olivia Kristoff, Madweyàshkà | Like a Wave highlights artwork by First Nations and Métis artists featured in the Art Bank collection.

Colourful ropes intersect in a circle around the Canada Council for the Arts logo, which is also made to look like ropes, on a purple background.

We Are Here to Serve You

Michelle Chawla describes how the Council is supporting the arts community and acting on what it has heard, and announces a survey of the sector.

A colourful work of art featuring the Canada Council for the Arts logo, silhouettes of a diversity of people and “APM 2024 APA.”

2024 Annual Public Meeting

The APM took place on March 27, 2024. Read speeches from the event and watch a recording of the webcast.

A composite showing portraits of all eight winners of the 2024 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Meet the 2024 GGArts winners

Throughout their exceptional careers, these eight artists have contributed to the vitality of contemporary visual and media arts as well as the fine crafts.

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Webinars and information sessions

Join a webinar or information session for guidance from a Program Officer.

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