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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What you need to know
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2024 Annual Public Meeting

Wednesday March 27, 2024, starting at 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Featured

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Supporting the Arts Community

Michelle Chawla reflects on the Explore and Create program competition and the Refocusing Government Spending initiative in a letter to the community.

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Not That Deep

Misha Maseka's project delves into themes of heartbreak and identity through a unique blend of visual poetry, music and film.

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Applying for a grant: From start to finish

Would you like to learn how to apply for a Canada Council for the Arts grant? Join our webinar.

Public Lending Right Program

Registration for the Public Lending Right Program is now open

Authors, illustrators, translators, narrators, and photographers: register today!

GGArts 2024

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

The GGArts 2024 winners will be revealed on March 6.

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A letter to the community from the Director and CEO

Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Michelle Chawla reflects on the first six months of her term.

Our impact: by the numbers

$28.9M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

2,077

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

$62.7M

Support to first-time recipients