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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Our best books of 2019

Discover the 70 finalists for this year's Governor General's Literary Awards.


Canada at Cervantino

The Canada Council for the Arts supports Canada’s participation as Guest Country at the 2019 Festival International Cervantino.

Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council, with members of Qaggiavuut (Iqaluit, Nunavut)

A Journey across the North

Simon Brault, the Canada Council’s Director and CEO, travelled to communities throughout Canada’s three territories to initiate important conversations about how the Council can support the arts in the North even more strongly.

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Creation Accelerator, Phase 1: Development

Apply now for this new initiative in partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada to support original digital content.

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New/Early Career Artists

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

New at the Âjagemô Exhibition Space

You are invited to visit the Open Channels exhibition and discover the works of Canadian visual artists who took part in the Canada C3 expedition.


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International Speeches

2019 Americas Cultural Summit: Bringing to Life a Shared Vision

Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts and president of IFACCA, speaks on a shared vision at the 2019 Americas Cultural Summit.

Equity Events

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act by showcasing artistic projects that exemplify Canada’s linguistic duality.

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Canada Council Contributes to Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Initiative

The Canada Council for the Arts’ investment in resources for fostering respect and harassment-free workplaces bears fruit.

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

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