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.

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Governor General's Literary Awards
Musical Instrument Bank

Musical Instrument Bank

Meet our 2018 Musical Instrument Bank winners! #InstrumentBank

Exhibition rendering UNCEDED Voices of the Land

2020 Venice Biennale of Architecture

Submit an application for 2020. Discover UNCEDED, Canada’s official representation at the 2018 Biennale.

Americas Cultural Summit

Americas Cultural Summit

Read the post-event report. See video highlights. Consult the statistics.

Dancers overlooking landscape

Investing to Shape a New Future

Find out how we're optimizing the federal government's progressive investment

Les Robes de Sainte-Anne, co-production Co Julie Danse / Circus Stella - banner for Our commitments

Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Art Bank

Tour the Art Bank

A unique collection of contemporary Canadian art


Announcements Funding

Core funding and the reinvestment of new funds: a second round

The Canada Council for the Arts is getting ready for a second and final round of reinvestment of new funds dedicated to core grants for organizations.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim George Chanot violin
Prize Winners

The Musical Instrument Bank welcomes the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin to its collection

The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes a new instrument in its Musical Instrument Bank. Discover the story of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin c. 1830-1850.

Chilean artists in discussion at a visual arts workshop in Santiago
Digital Strategy Fund Digital

Tip #2: The more the merrier—collaborate! 7 Tips to Keep Calm and Go Digital

The Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund supports recipients in forming collaborative relationships with new partners to bring new knowledge to their organization.

Pioneering Quebec women artists in the main hall
International Art Bank

From the Summit of the Americas to the G7 in Charlevoix

How do the arts and culture affect important decisions about our future? Are they present at major forums when the topics of women, citizenship, equality, climate change and peace are discussed?

Our Impact in the Community: By the Numbers


Support to artists and arts organizations from Deaf and disability arts communities


Support to artists and arts organizations from Indigenous communities


Support to young audience arts organizations