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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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Les Robes de Sainte-Anne, co-production Co Julie Danse / Circus Stella
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Spotlight Canada Council for the Arts Artist Stories Indigenous

Opening Doors to Reconciliation

In 2016, Six Nations Cayuga artist Samuel Thomas led 42 workshops in 8 communities across Ontario and Saskatchewan — bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples together.

Samuel Thomas
Samuel Thomas
Spotlight Artist Stories Indigenous

The Cris Derksen Trio

The Cris Derksen Trio is renowned for its riveting performances. They perform live at the Canada Council’s Annual Public Meeting on January 17, 2017.

Spotlight Speeches Canada Council for the Arts

At the crossroads: Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century

Today’s Leaders and Key Drivers of Change: A Panel Discussion by Simon Brault at The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Malta

Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Simon Brault, O.C, O.Q.
Spotlight Digital Canada Council for the Arts

Opening Doors to Canadian Arts Data

It’s been almost a year since the Canada Council for the Arts released its first open data to the public and we've had an enthusiastic response from the community.

Our Impact in the Community: By the Numbers

$1.5M

Support to artists and arts organizations from Deaf and disability arts communities

$6.3M

Support to artists and arts organizations from Indigenous communities

$6.8M

Support to young audience arts organizations