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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Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An extraordinary exhibition about contemporary dance on view in Âjagemô until January 2019

Exhibition rendering UNCEDED Voices of the Land

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land

Discover Canada’s official entry at the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture

The Frankfurt Book Fair, PHOTO : Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017 / Marc Jacquemin

Frankfurt 2020

A special opportunity to enhance the international reach of Canadian authors and books. Apply now!

Dancers overlooking landscape

Investing to Shape a New Future

Find out how we're optimizing the federal government's progressive investment

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


Pioneering Quebec women artists in the main hall
International Art Bank

From the Summit of the Americas to the G7 in Charlevoix

From the Summit of the Americas to the G7 in Charlevoix

Oiseaux de Malheur performed by Estelle Clareton Marie-Hélène Bellavance, Annie De Pauw, Tom Casey, France Geoffroy of Corpuscule Danse
Prize Winners

Integrated dancer recipient of Michael J. Fox Award

This one-time prize underlines the exceptional work of dancer France Geoffroy, pioneer of integrated dance in Quebec.

UNCEDED Voices of the Land
Speeches International Indigenous Events

Simon Brault at the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture

The Canada Council has doubled its funding and will be contributing $500,000 to Canada's official representation at the Venice Biennale (Biennale di Venezia) in 2018.

Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Digital Strategy Fund

A new digital shift: thinking differently

45 initiatives are receiving funding this year under the Digital Strategy Fund. See how the arts community is making the digital shift!

Our Impact in the Community: By the Numbers


Support to artists and arts organizations from Deaf and disability arts communities


Support to artists and arts organizations from Indigenous communities


Support to young audience arts organizations