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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Art, now more than ever: our strategic plan 2021-26


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GGBooks 2020 finalists announced

The 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists have been revealed! Discover them at

GGARTS Winners


The Canada Council for the Arts presents the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Watch videos and see winners' profiles and galleries.

Digital Now

Submit your projects to adapt existing works or create new ones to share digitally with the public.

Explore and create

An additional $66 million (new funding allocated by the government) in the Research and Creation and Concept to Realization components.

Cybersecurity information for grant recipients

Learn about a recent cybersecurity issue affecting the Council and key information to protect yourself as a grant recipient.

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Recruitment campaign fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Council launches a recruitment campaign open to all but prioritizing Indigenous applicants, Black applicants, applicants who are racialized, Deaf applicants, and applicants with disabilities.


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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.

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An inflection point in the arts

Jesse Wente, Chair of the Canada Council, reflected on his role and the current inflection point in the arts at the 2021 Annual Public Meeting.

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The Digital Originals results inspire optimism

The Council shares three big discoveries from the results of its Digital Originals initiative that inspire optimism for the future of the arts.

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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