(2008-12-16) Integrated arts artist Diane Borsato, set and costume designer Linda Brunelle, author Marlene Cookshaw, visual artist Geoffrey Farmer, choreographer and dance artist Susanna Hood, filmmaker Shandi Mitchell and composer Michael Oesterle are the winners of the Canada Council for the Arts Victor Martyn Lynch‑Staunton Awards.
(2008-12-01) The Canada Council Art Bank today launched a request for submissions of artworks by Canadian artists of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or mixed racial heritage to enhance its collection of original contemporary Canadian art.
(2008-11-24) The Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) announced today the results of the most recent round of grants allocated through the Alberta Creative Development Initiative (ACDI).
(2008-11-18) Two four-time winners are among the list of winners of the 2008
Governor General’s Literary Awards announced today by the Canada Council for the Arts. The awards are given in the categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation, in English and in French.
(2008-11-04) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that photographer Catherine Bodmer, of Montreal, is the winner of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography for 2008.
(2008-11-03) The Canada Council for the Arts reported an increased level of support to Canadian professional artists and arts organizations as well as the charting of new strategic directions in its 2007-08 Annual Report released today.
(2008-10-28) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the winners of the 2008 Canada-Japan Literary Awards.
(2008-10-21) The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the finalists for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards.
(2008-10-08) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is the recipient of the 2008 York Wilson Endowment Award. The Gallery will use the award to purchase The Barn, including the animation Romancing the Farm, by contemporary artist Graeme Patterson.
(2008-09-15) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that dancer/choreographer Margie Gillis is the winner of the 2008 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
(2008-08-05) Canadian Arts Data update 2008 (CADAC)
(2008-07-28) In its first special examination of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports the Council is doing a good job of managing its affairs, announced the Board of the Council today.
(2008-07-29) Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianists Michelle Yelin Nam and Jean-Philippe Sylvestre are this year’s winners of Canada Council for the Arts prizes for young Canadian musicians.
(2008-07-22) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Montreal-based artistic director, choreographer and interpreter Sylvain Poirier is the winner of the 2008 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize.
(2008-07-16) Mark Lewis will be Canada’s official representative at the 2009 Venice Biennale of Visual Art, the world’s oldest venue for the international display of contemporary art.
(2008-06-25) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Toronto landscape architect Pierre Bélanger is the winner of the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for 2008, and that williamsonwilliamson of Toronto has won the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement.
(2008-06-17) Young immigrant and visible minority artists are sharing $160 000 as a result of the new Vivacité Montréal program. All told, 34 grants have been awarded for research and artistic creation projects.
(2008-05-27) A prominent German scholar is coming to Canada to further his research on political representation and political identity.
(2008-05-21) Montrealer Sheila Fischman, one of Canada’s top literary translators and Angus McLaren, a University of Victoria professor and world-renowned expert on the history of sexuality, are the winners of this year’s Molson Prizes, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2008-05-06) The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to announce the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture for 2008.
(2008-05-05) Robert Sirman, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, announced today that Joanne Larocque-Poirier has been appointed Head of Endowments and Prizes
(2008-04-29) Five prominent scholars from the University of Ottawa, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto will be honoured with the 2008 Killam Prizes, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
(2008-04-14) More than 100 artists and arts organizations in 11 Alberta communities will share a total of $2 million through the Alberta Creative Development Initiative (ACDI), a new program designed to support the development of the arts in Alberta.
(2008-03-28) Karen Kain, Chair of the Canada Council since September 2004, announced today she is stepping down on March 31 to dedicate herself completely to her full-time job as Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada.
(2008-03-25) The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the names of the eight winners of the 2008 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
(2008-03-18) The Canada Council for the Arts and Bell announced today that Stan Douglas is the winner of the 2008 Bell Award in Video Art (formerly the Bell Canada Award in Video Art).
(2008-03-11) The Canada Council for the Arts will announce the winners of the 2008 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. EDT at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
(2008-03-04) Independent theatre producer Sherrie Johnson and Santee Smith, artistic director of the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, are the first two recipients of the John Hobday Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of arts management.
(2008-02-28) Directors Nina Lee Aquino of Toronto and Frédéric Dubois of Quebec City are the winners of the John Hirsch Prizes, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2008-02-27) Three winners of the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Awards will soon be playing to one of the world’s toughest audiences: New Yorkers.
(2008-02-20) Ten outstanding Canadian researchers have been awarded a total of $700,000 in the 41st annual competition for Killam Research Fellowships, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2008-02-19) The exhibition 41° to 66°: Architecture in Canada – Region, Culture, Tectonics, co-curated by architectural professors John McMinn and Marco Polo and organized by Cambridge Galleries, will represent Canada at the 2008 Venice Biennale in Architecture.
(2008-02-14) Nearly 16,000 Canadian authors will share in more than $9 million in PLR payments for the public lending of their books by Canadian libraries. The Public Lending Right Commission operates under the administrative aegis of the Canada Council for the Arts and issues payments to writers, translators and illustrators every February.
(2008-02-13) The Canada Council for the Arts today released its Action Plan for the next three years, including plans for the distribution of $31.5 million in new funding in 2008-09.
(2008-02-12) University of Toronto architecture graduate Drew Sinclair is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. He will have the opportunity to study regional spatial planning initiatives in six cities in northern Europe.
(2008-01-22) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the work Postludio a rovescio by composer Chris Paul Harman is the winner of the 2007 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. Postludio a rovescio was commissioned in 2006 by the Nieuw Ensemble, and will receive its Canadian premiere under the baton of Robert Aitken on April 11 at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
(2008-01-15) The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture to Manon Asselin and Katsuhiro Yamazaki of the Montreal firm atelier T.A.G. The prize will enable Ms. Asselin and Mr. Yamazaki to study how current socio-economic and political environments redefine the activities of young architectural offices.
(2008-01-08) The Canada Council Art Bank is acquiring 78 new works by Canadian artists. The selection committee chose the works from over 2,100 submissions received. The total value of the artworks is just over $350,000.
(2008-01-03) The Canada Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts – the national arts funding agency in the United States – will join forces to pay tribute to Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson when the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) holds its annual conference in Toronto in January.