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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$60M announced for arts sector

COVID-19 prompts advance funding to core funded organizations.

Covid 19

Financial support to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic

Spotlight on government support for the arts community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, reaffirms the Council's support to the general public and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2020

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Meet the 2020 winners of this prestigious award, celebrating Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognizing remarkable careers.

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.

Jordan Bennett

New/Early Career Artists

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


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Africa and the World

Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault shares his thoughts about the 2020 Marché des Arts du Spectacle d’Abidjan, where Canada is the special guest country

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.

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Prize Winners

Celebrating 20 Years of #GGArts Awards

In 2020, the Canada Council for the Arts celebrates 20 years of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, which have marked the influential and inspiring careers of 170 artists to date.

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