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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Stats and Stories 2017-18

Stats and Stories

Learn about the impact of the artists, groups and organizations who received Canada Council funding in 2017-18.

Building Momentum - Annual Report 2017-18

2017-18 Annual Report

See the impact of our grants, prizes and payments in 1,909 communities across Canada.

Americas Cultural Summit

Americas Cultural Summit

Read the post-event report. See video highlights. Consult the statistics.

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Investing to Shape a New Future

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

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Strategic Commitments

Strengthening our support for the arts community 

Art Bank

Tour the Art Bank

A unique collection of contemporary Canadian art


Leveraging synergy to better promote the arts on the world stage
Speeches International Cultural Diplomacy

Leveraging synergy to better promote the arts on the world stage

Simon Brault presents the Council's international vision at the 2018 CINARS Biennale. He discusses cultural rights, democracy, citizenship and diplomacy.

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

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International Events

Cultural diplomacy: giving voice to the arts and culture

The Canada Council’s Director and CEO is meeting with European leaders to discuss cultural diplomacy.

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Prize Winners

The Musical Instrument Bank welcomes the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin to its collection

The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes a new instrument in its Musical Instrument Bank. Discover the story of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin c. 1830-1850.

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