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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Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2019
Jordan Bennett

New/Early Career Artists

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

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Canada Council Contributes to Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Initiative

Canada Council for the Arts’ Respectful Workplaces in the Arts project is now available.

Canadian Pavilion

Impostor Cities nominated to represent Canada in Venice!

See what the winning team has planned for the 17th International architecture exhibition.


New! At the Âjagemô Exhibition Space

Come and enjoy a unique experience—visit Michel de Broin’s Thresholds, a free, interactive exhibition.

Simon Brault

Simon Brault has been elected Chair of the IFACCA

Simon Brault becomes the first Canadian and francophone to chair the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies.

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Watch our new video!

The Canada Council’s video, celebrating the important mandate at the heart of our work, was launched at our Annual Public Meeting.


Simon Brault delivers a speech in Germany about the Canada Council’s role in supporting Canada’s cultural diplomacy.
International Cultural Diplomacy Speeches

Cultural Diplomacy: Canada and Germany in 2020

Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, delivered a keynote address on cultural diplomacy (Germany, 2019).

Pierre Lassonde, Annual Public Meeting 2019
Speeches Funding Events

At the halfway mark

Pierre Lassonde talks about the impact of the arts and the sound governance of the Canada Council.

Pierre Lassonde
Pierre Lassonde
Simon Brault, Annual Public Meeting 2019
Speeches Funding Events

The Canada Council's Journey

Simon Brault talks about the Council’s results and investments at the 2019 Annual Public Meeting.

Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
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