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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Announcing an emergency funding initiative, Community Cares, to support the Indigenous arts community

In partnership with the Council, the Community Cares Fund offers support to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists and cultural workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Covid 19

$55M for organizations experiencing financial impact

The Canada Council will distribute $55M to eligible arts organizations experiencing a significant financial impact due to COVID-19.

2020 Killam OG

Discover the 2020 Killam Program winners

Celebrating Canada’s finest scholars and their impact on our lives.


Covid 19
Announcements Council Update Funding

The Council and additional federal support for the arts

$55 million in federal support will help the arts sector during the crisis. The Canada Council is collaborating with the government to maximize it.

Jordan Bennett
Announcements Equity Funding Inclusion Youth

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.

Funding Announcements

February–love is in the air for thousands of Canadian authors!

In 2020, the Canada Council for the Arts will make Public Lending Right payments totalling over $12 million to more than 18,000 creators from the literary milieu.

Chris Dodd
Prize Winners

Deaf Performing Artist Recognized for His Leadership and Audacity

Performing artist Chris Dodd has been awarded the Guy Laliberté Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts in honour of his exceptional work.

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