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.
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About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts contributes to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene and supports its presence across Canada and around the world. The Council 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’s grants, services, initiatives, prizes, and payments support Canadian artists, authors, and arts groups and organizations. This support allows them to pursue artistic expression, create works of art, and promote and disseminate the arts and literature. Through its arts funding, communications, research, and promotion activities, the Council fosters ever-growing engagement of Canadians and international audiences in the arts. The Council’s Public Lending Right (PLR) program makes annual payments to creators whose works are held in Canadian public libraries. The Council’s Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts through exhibition and outreach activities. The Council is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO to contribute to a future of peace, reconciliation, equity, and sustainable development.
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.
Visual brand guidelines
Our brand is more than a logo. It’s an experience and a personality that communicates the essence of our values. The brand personality attributes of the Canada Council for the Arts' are open, vibrant and connected.
Our guidelines are a resource that everyone can use to understand how to represent and apply the Canada Council’s brand elements a consistent manner.
The Canada Council for the Arts’ logo
For our various communities and stakeholders, our logo is the most visible representation of the organization, our people and our brand.
We use it across all our communications. It is a valuable corporate asset that must be used consistently in the proper, approved forms.