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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Outreach in Toronto: Collab

Learn how to put together your best grant application—sign up now!

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The Creation Accelerator

A new initiative in partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada to support the development, creation, and sharing of original digital content.

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Simon Brault at the 2019 Big Thinking series

Simon Brault, CEO of the Canada Council, gives a keynote lecture on the arts and democracy as part of SSHRC's Big Thinking series.

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Celebrating Canada’s Linguistic Duality: Rhizome’s Vocalités vivantes

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act by showcasing Vocalités vivantes, Rhizome’s unique exploration of French-language poetry.

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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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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.

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Indigenous Musicians Take Their Place at Folk Alliance International

This year, the Canada Council for the Arts provided support to the first ever International Indigenous Music Summit at the Folk Alliance International conference. The event seeded many important conversations among Indigenous musicians.

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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

$13.1M

Support to Indigenous artists, groups and arts organizations

1,909

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

$23.5M

Support to first-time recipients