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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2020 English winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards

The winners of the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been revealed!


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Imposter Cities opens online and onsite at the Canada Pavilion, in Venice

Canada presents Impostor Cities at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

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Art, now more than ever : our strategic plan 2021-26

The Canada Council for the Arts’ strategic vision for 2021–26 is a rallying call to rebuild a stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive sector.

GGARTS Winners


The Canada Council for the Arts presents the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Watch videos and see winners' profiles and galleries.

Digital Now

Submit your projects to adapt existing works or create new ones to share digitally with the public.

Explore and create

An additional $66 million (new funding allocated by the government) in the Research and Creation and Concept to Realization components.

A collage of more than 200 photos of various people. It creates the shape of a person in profile.

Recruitment campaign fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Council launches a recruitment campaign open to all but prioritizing Indigenous applicants, Black applicants, applicants who are racialized, Deaf applicants, and applicants with disabilities.


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Asian heritage month

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates Asian Heritage Month and features compelling, and inspiring work in the arts.

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An inflection point in the arts

Jesse Wente, Chair of the Canada Council, reflected on his role and the current inflection point in the arts at the 2021 Annual Public Meeting.

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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.

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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