1. Initiatives
  2. New Chapter

A special, one-time program created on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Canada Council funded New Chapter as part of a historic re-investment in the arts. The highly-competitive program attracted over 2,000 applications – from which 200+ exceptional projects have been selected. Together, these projects showcase the diversity of artistic expression across our country and will create a lasting legacy for all Canadians.

Follow the New Chapter recipients and program updates on social media #CouncilNewChapter.

Discover the New Chapter grant recipients

Find out which artists and arts organizations were selected to receive a New Chapter grant.

Download the ResultsExplore the Interactive MapRead the research article: New Chapter by the Numbers

Info for New Chapter recipients

Find out how to acknowledge Council support for your project, report on its impact and collect your grant payment.

Visibility toolkit

New Chapter Acknowledgement

As part of your funding requirement we ask you to include the following message and logo in all communications about your project:

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.


For your project funded through the New Chapter initiative, you must use the New Chapter logo (not the regular Canada Council logo).

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Social Media

If you post a message about your project on Facebook, Twitter or another social media platform, we’ll spread the word.

Tag us @CanadaCouncil or @Conseildesarts

Use the New Chapter hashtag #CouncilNewChapter or #NouveauchapitreConseil

Post your news on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canadacouncil/

Event program messages

Contact us to request a welcome message signed by our Director and CEO.

Lolita Boudreault, Manager, Communications Content

Featured Spotlight Articles

A top stage view of group of musicians lit by red spotlights.
Indigenous New Chapter Northern Arts Youth

Reframing, Reclaiming, and Shaping our Future

Art can subvert popular historical narratives, reframe and reclaim the past, and shape the future. The following New Chapter projects do just that.

A film crew stands around a woman who is speaking; they are in a field of grass surrounded by fog.
Artist Stories Funding New Chapter

Art that Builds Community

Artists play a leading role in sustaining the vitality of our communities. They bring people together to address local concerns – often with a global impact. Several of the Canada Council’s New Chapter projects exemplify this.

Salmon migration projected under the Cambie Bridge in Vancouver 2017
Artist Stories Funding Indigenous New Chapter Youth

Reimagining Landscape and Our Relationship with the Land

These Canada Council New Chapter projects challenge us to reconsider natural and built spaces.

Alanna Onespot at Canada Scene
Media Arts Theatre Visual Arts New Chapter Music Art Bank Circus Arts

Council-Funded Artists Shine at Canada Scene

This summer, 1,000 talented artists will come to Ottawa in 100+ events to form a “living portrait” of Canada in 2017.