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.
Our response to COVID-19
- Federal support of $7.8M to help Indigenous and equity-seeking communities
- The Canada Council will distribute $55M to eligible arts organizations experiencing a significant financial impact due to COVID-19
National Survey on Federal Emergency Aid Measures and the Arts Sector in Canada
The Council and additional federal support for the arts
Culture’s way out of this crisis
The Council shares three big discoveries from the results of its Digital Originals initiative that inspire optimism for the future of the arts.
The 2020 Molson Prize recipients, Mary Kerr and David Lyon, reflect on their work—inspirations, obstacles, achievements, and advice.
$55 million in federal support will help the arts sector during the crisis. The Canada Council is collaborating with the government to maximize it.
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