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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Strategic Plan 2021-26


Annual Report 2019-2020 Homepage card

The Council reports on the progress it has made on its strategic commitments

Produced during the pandemic, the 2019-20 Annual Report, Together with Purpose, emphasizes the essential nature of the arts.

Jesse Wente

A new Chair appointed to Council’s Board: Jesse Wente

The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes the appointment of Jesse Wente as the new Chair of its Board for a 5-year term, effective July 28, 2020.

A new digital opportunity for immersive storytelling

The UK-Canada Immersive Talent Exchange and Co-Production Accelerator is now underway.


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Equity Funding Inclusion Youth Digital

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.

Mary Kerr and David Lyon
Funding Prize Winners

The 2020 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize Winners

The 2020 Molson Prize recipients, Mary Kerr and David Lyon, reflect on their work—inspirations, obstacles, achievements, and advice.

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.

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