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Acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts’ support and communicate the public value of the arts

If you’ve received a Canada Council for the Arts grant, we want you to share this news. An acknowledgement of our support is a testament to the calibre of your work. It also helps us demonstrate the public value of the arts and arts funding.

What do I need to acknowledge?

We ask you to acknowledge that you received support from the Canada Council for the Arts in any communications related to your work, your project(s), and/or your organization’s activities for which you received our support.

In written communications, please pair the Canada Council for the Arts’ logo (downloadable below) with the following written message:

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Make sure your written acknowledgement uses the name of the Canada Council for the Arts’ name in full (do not shorten it to CCA or Canada Council).

Where do I include an acknowledgement?

Include an acknowledgement of our support at events, online and on social media, and in press releases and other promotional material related to your work, your project(s), and/or your organization’s activities for which you received Canada Council for the Arts support.

At events
  • Include the Canada Council for the Arts’ logo and written message (see above) on all printed event materials, including:
  • Event programs
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Promotional materials, such as brochures, banners, posters, flyers and print and/or online ads
  • Acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts’ support in any speeches given at your event(s).
Online and on social media
  • Include the Canada Council for the Arts’ logo and written message (see above) on your website and/or social media accounts, along with a link to our website: canadacouncil.ca.
  • When posting something to social media relating to the project or your organization’s work for which you received Canada Council for the Arts support, please tag us using @CanadaCouncil and #BringingTheArtsToLife.
Press releases and other media promotional material
  • Include the Canada Council for the Arts’ logo and written message (see above) in any press releases and/or other promotional material.
  • Include the following boiler plate text in any official press releases and/or other media promotional material:

About Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.

Other materials
  • Include the Canada Council for the Arts’ logo and written message (see above) in any of the following items:
  • In books, periodicals, and other published literature
  • In music, film, or video credits

Official languages

We encourage you to acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts’ support in both official languages, as there are French-speaking audiences in the country’s English-speaking regions, as well as English-speaking audiences in Quebec. All written messages are available in French here.

We want to acknowledge your work too!

We highlight the successes of our grant recipients on the Canada Council for the Arts’ website, social media, at events like award ceremonies, and more. In order for us to do this, we rely on information from your final reports.

We also look to social media to see the latest updates on your work, so please remember to use the tags @CanadaCouncil and #BringingTheArtsToLife when posting to social media about a project or your organization’s work for which you received support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Logos

You must use one of the bilingual versions of the Canada Council logo provided below.

Each ZIP file contains English and French logos.

Usage guidelines

Use of the Canada Council logo must follow Canada Council usage guidelines (PDF, 239.1 KB).

Video Components

A package of components used in videos by the Canada Council for the Arts with appropriate branding.