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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Public Lending Right Program

Registration for the Public Lending Right Program is now open

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

2023 Annual Public Meeting

The Canada Council APM took place January 24, 2023. Read speeches from the event and watch a recording of the webcast.

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Accessibility: Our Plans for the Future

Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault speaks to action plans to make the Council more accessible.

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