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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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Stats and Stories

Stats and Stories 2018-2019

Detailed breakdowns of funding, five-year trends, open data tables and stories about what artists, groups and arts organizations did with their grants.

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Canada in Germany

The Canada Council showcase Canadian creativity in the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Canadian Artists Wow Mexican Crowds at 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino

Mexico’s 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino is turning the spotlight on performing arts from Canada. The Canada Council is proposing diversified programming.

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Cultural diplomacy

Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, reflects on the Council’s close collaboration with the Government of Canada and its embassies on major cultural diplomacy initiatives.

Expanding the Arts

Our 2019 Expanding the Arts Strategy intends to support the expression and engagement of artists who are Deaf or have disabilities and of arts organizations across Canada that work with them.

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New/Early Career Artists

Learn about an opportunity for new and early career artists to get their first grant.


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Equity Events

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act by showcasing artistic projects that exemplify Canada’s linguistic duality.

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Canada Council Contributes to Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Initiative

The Canada Council for the Arts’ investment in resources for fostering respect and harassment-free workplaces bears fruit.

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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