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.
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.
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.
Performing artist Chris Dodd has been awarded the Guy Laliberté Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts in honour of his exceptional work.
At the Canada Council for the Arts’ 2020 APM, Michelle Chawla, Director General of Strategy, Public Affairs, and Public Engagement at the Canada Council for the Arts, spoke on the organization’s recent work towards fulfilling its strategic commitments.
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