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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COVID-19

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

View of the exhibition, Looking the World in the Face.

Looking the World in the Face at Âjagemô Exhibition Space

Explore the artists and works selected to highlight 50 years of the Art Bank – both in person and online.

APM OG

2022 Annual Public Meeting

Our APM took place on March 30, 2022. Watch a video recording of the event.

#Killam2022

Killam Prize

Discover Canada's most inspiring researchers for 2022, the Killam Prize winners.

A painted fence resembling the Ukrainian flag.

(Updated) In Solidarity with Ukraine

Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault explains the measures the Council is adopting in response to the Russian invasion in Ukraine.

2022 Winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Meet the 2022 winners of this prestigious award celebrating Canada's vibrant arts community and recognizing remarkable careers.

CEO Blog

We Need Art Now More Than Ever, but There Is No Art Without Artists

Simon Brault, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, speaks to the immediate and long-term need for help for Canada’s artists.

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2020-21 Annual Report: Arts and Resilience

The 2020-21 Annual Report: Arts and Resilience covers the last year of the Council’s activities and work toward its 2016-21 strategic plan commitments.

New funding for innovation

Change-makers with bold ideas about how to rebuild an arts sector that is resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and equitable can now apply. Take the next step by learning more about our funding opportunities.

Our impact: by the numbers

$23.6M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

1,969

Communities across Canada in which grants, prizes and payments were awarded

$45.2M

Support to first-time recipients