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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January 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET

2021 Annual Public Meeting


CCA Start Plan Feature

Reimagine the arts

Share your ideas with us for our Strategic Plan 2021-26.

Digital Originals project showcase revealed

A diverse selection of more than 1000 projects from across Canada, resulting from the Canada Council’s Digital Originals microgrants, are featured in the CBC/Radio Canada online showcase.

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Prepare your project!

The Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts invites the community to prepare projects that will create jobs. Read his letter on the Council’s forthcoming funds. 


Funding Digital Digital Strategy Fund International

UK-Canada Immersive Talent Exchange

The Canada Council for the Arts partners on a new digital programme to foster immersive storytelling, welcoming applications from creators in Canada and the UK.

Mary Kerr and David Lyon
Funding Prize Winners

The 2020 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize Winners

The 2020 Molson Prize recipients, Mary Kerr and David Lyon, reflect on their work—inspirations, obstacles, achievements, and advice.

Covid 19
Announcements Council Update Funding

The Council and additional federal support for the arts

$55 million in federal support will help the arts sector during the crisis. The Canada Council is collaborating with the government to maximize it.

Jordan Bennett
Announcements Equity Funding Inclusion Youth

New Funding Opportunity for New and Early Career Artists

With a new and early career artist profile, you can now apply to the Digital Originals initiative to adapt work for digital dissemination.

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