Bringing the arts to life

We're proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. We contribute to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations. 

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Important Information related to

How the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting our programs and services.

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Discover our best books of 2021

The winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced

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Community Conversations

Simon Brault, CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, proposes an open discussion on the implementation of the 2021-26 strategic plan to rebuild the arts.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A shared message from our Director and CEO and Chair on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  

Investing in the arts, now more than ever

Simon Brault discusses the Council’s recovery-related investments and initiatives for rebuilding a more equitable and resilient sector.

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2021 Molson Prize winners

The 2021 Molson Prize recipients, Gordon J.G. Asmundson and M. NourbeSe Philip, reflect on their contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual life.

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Investment of an additional $75M

The Council is receiving $75M to help in-person activities resume and to support research, creation, production, touring, and innovation.

Canada Pavilion

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.

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