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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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2017 Killam winners

Discover the brilliant leaders and scholars who are changing our lives

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Strengthening our support for the arts community 

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An Important Update on the Portal
Announcements Council Update

An Important Update on the Portal

Dear colleagues in the arts community, I am writing you today with some important updates on the Canada Council’s portal.

Landon Mackenzie
Artist Stories Behind the Lens Prize Winners

Landon Mackenzie: We Don't Have a Picture Yet

Filmmaker Anthony Grieco goes into the studio of painter and GGArts winner Landon Mackenzie, where he discovers her conceptual landscapes are vehicles for exploration, and the studio a travelling vessel.

Anthony Grieco
Opening Doors to Reconciliation
Artist Stories Indigenous {Re}conciliation

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
Opening Doors to Canadian Art Data
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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


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


Support to artists and arts organizations from Indigenous communities


Support to young audience arts organizations