(2006-12-22) For the second consecutive year, the Canada Council for the Arts will increase its funding to arts organizations undertaking artistic production projects, including theatre, dance, opera and interdisciplinary productions, musical concerts, visual and media art exhibitions and literary publishing projects.
(2006-12-21) The Canada Council for the Arts joins Canada’s theatre community in remembering playwright, actor, director, producer and educator Mavor Moore, who died Monday at the age of 87.
(2006-12-18) Canada’s national arts funding agency has challenged Canadians to help it celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2007 by stepping up their involvement in the arts.
(2006-12-07) The Canada Council for the Arts and Bell Canada announced today that Steve Reinke of Toronto is the winner of the 2006 Bell Canada Award in Video Art.
(2006-12-05) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the winners of the 2006 Canada-Japan Literary Awards. The English-language winning work is Japan’s modern prophet: Uchimura Kanzô, 1861-1930, a biographyby John F. Howes, of Vancouver. The French-language winning work is Le facteur émotif, a novelby Denis Thériault, of Montreal
(2006-11-21) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the winners of the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Awards, in English and in French, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.
(2006-11-17) Artists and arts organizations in 510 different communities across Canada received more than $132 million in funding from the Canada Council for the Arts last year.
(2006-10-30) The Canada Council for the Arts will increase its funding to arts organizations and individual artists, as well as to activities aimed at improving public access to the arts, as a result of the increase to its Parliamentary appropriation announced in last May’s federal budget.
(2006-10-18) Interdisciplinary artist Robin Brass, media artist Pascale Ferland, dancer Santee Smith, author Peter Knudtson, jazz musician and composer Brad Turner, playwright Larry Tremblay, and visual artist Ron Terada are the 2006 winners of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards.
(2006-10-16) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the finalists for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Awards, in English and in French, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.
(2006-10-12) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that photographer Karen Ostrom, a native of Sidney, BC, is the winner of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography for 2006.
(2006-10-11) The Canada Council for the Arts is stepping up its efforts to bring together professional artists and the broader community and give the arts a stronger presence in everyday life.
(2006-10-05) Performing arts agents from across the country will be traveling to Asia later this month in an effort to better acquaint Asian arts presenters with Canada’s most talented musicians, actors, dancers and other performing artists.
(2006-09-27) This year marks the 70th presentation of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, Canada’s oldest and most prestigious award for English- and French-language Canadian literature.
(2006-09-21) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that cellist Soo Bae and violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou are the first-place winners of a national competition for the loan of musical instruments with a total value of more than $18 million Canadian.
(2006-09-06) Talented young musicians from across the country will be vying for the loan of 11 fine stringed instruments—worth more than $18 million (Canadian dollars)—in the largest national competition ever held by the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
(2006-08-10) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that David Earle, choreographer, founder of Dancetheatre David Earle and co-founder of the Toronto Dance Theatre, is the winner of the 2006 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
(2006-07-19) Sopranos Shannon Mercer and Jane Archibald, pianist Darryl Friesen and mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton are this year’s winners of Canada Council for the Arts prizes for young Canadian musicians.
(2006-07-11) Montreal artist David Altmejd will be Canada’s official representative at the 2007 Venice Biennale of Visual Art, the world’s oldest and most prestigious venue for the international display of contemporary art.
(2006-06-27) Whitehorse architectural firm Kobayashi + Zedda is the winner of the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for 2006, and BattersbyHowat of Vancouver, has won the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement.
(2006-06-05) The Canada Council Art Bank is acquiring 79 new works by Canadian artists. The selection committee chose the works from 1,840 submissions received. The total value of the artworks is $279,305.
(2006-05-23) The Canada Council for the Arts will pay tribute to its former Director, John Hobday, with two new annual awards celebrating outstanding achievement in the field of arts management.
(2006-05-09) The Canada Council for the Arts has launched a new pilot program that will help young Aboriginal artists learn from Elders.
(2006-05-03) In the May 2 federal budget, the Canada Council was awarded a $20 million increase in its parliamentary appropriation for the current fiscal year, rising to $30 million in 2007-2008.
(2006-05-01) The Canada Council for the Arts has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Canadian Heritage proposing the appointment of Robert Sirman as Director of the Canada Council.
(2006-05-01) The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to announce the winners of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.
(2006-05-01) Author Nicole Brossard and management expert Henry Mintzberg are the winners of this year’s Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes.
(2006-04-06) Heiner Ganssmann, professor in the Department of Sociology at the Free University of Berlin, has been awarded this year’s John G. Diefenbaker Award by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2006-03-27) Five prominent researchers will be honoured with the 2006 Killam Prizes, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
(2006-03-14) The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the names of the seven winners of the 2006 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
(2006-03-01) The winners of the 2006 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts will be announced on Tuesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. EST at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.
(2006-02-28) Twenty-one outstanding Canadian researchers have been awarded a total of more than $1.5 million in the 39th annual competition for Killam Research Fellowships, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2006-02-16) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, in Kingston (Ontario), is the recipient of the 2005 York Wilson Endowment Award, for the purchase of antipersonnel, by Newfoundland contemporary artist Barb Hunt.
(2006-02-15) The Canada Council for the Arts and Bell Canada announced today that Chantal duPont of Montreal is the winner of the 2005 Bell Canada Award in Video Art.
(2006-01-31) University of Manitoba architecture graduate Michael Acht will have the opportunity to research the architecture of Portugal, Switzerland and Germany as the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.