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 Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2019

New! At the Âjagemô Exhibition Space

Come and enjoy a unique experience—visit Michel de Broin’s Thresholds, a free, interactive exhibition.

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Watch our new video!

The Canada Council’s video, celebrating the important mandate at the heart of our work, was launched at our Annual Public Meeting.

Stats and Stories 2017-18

Stats and Stories

Learn about the impact of the artists, groups and organizations who received Canada Council funding in 2017-18.

Building Momentum - Annual Report 2017-18

2017-18 Annual Report

See the impact of our grants, prizes and payments in 1,909 communities across Canada.

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


Pierre Lassonde, Annual Public Meeting 2019
Speeches Funding Events

At the halfway mark

Pierre Lassonde talks about the impact of the arts and the sound governance of the Canada Council.

Pierre Lassonde
Pierre Lassonde
Simon Brault, Annual Public Meeting 2019
Speeches Funding Events

The Canada Council's Journey

Simon Brault talks about the Council’s results and investments at the 2019 Annual Public Meeting.

Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Renewing Cultural Diplomacy
Speeches International Cultural Diplomacy

Renewing Cultural Diplomacy

Simon Brault calls for a concerted effort to renew strong cultural diplomacy at the Cercle France-Amériques in Paris

Music International

Canadian music honoured internationally

The Canada Council for the Arts' Arts Abroad program supports the international presence of Canadian artists and creates partnerships

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