The Canada Council's support to artists and arts organizations extends beyond its grant and prize programs.

We also offer one-time and recurring initiatives to allow artists, groups and organizations to take advantage of special funding, perform or exhibit work, take part in learning opportunities, network at conferences or showcase at events.

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Venice Biennale in Architecture

The foremost international platform to engage critical conversations on contemporary architecture.


Frankfurt 2020

A funding opportunity for book publishers operating in German-speaking markets to celebrate Canada’s role at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair


International Society for the Performing Arts’ Canadian Fellowship Program

The Canadian Fellowship Program gives emerging and mid-career Canadian professionals in the performing arts an opportunity to build leadership skills and connect with leaders in their field from around the world.


The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators

An international opportunity for young cultural leaders from Canada to build their skills and exchange with others.


Carrefour - Composers Residency

Carrefour is a new initiative for emerging culturally diverse or Indigenous composers with the NAC Orchestra.


Games of La Francophonie

The Games bring together youth from La Francophonie to compete in sporting events and cultural contests. Discover the 12 artists and groups representing Canada at the 8th Games in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


Americas Cultural Summit

The Americas Cultural Summit brings together arts funders artists and thinkers to promote cultural citizenship.


New Chapter

The New Chapter grants are exceptional funding marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Find out more about this special program.



{Re}conciliation promotes artistic collaborations that look to the past & future for new dialogues between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.