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About the Aboriginal Arts Office

The Aboriginal Arts Office is committed to ensuring that the Canada Council's services and programs best meet the needs of Canada's First...

Aboriginal Arts Office

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SOUNDshift Festival

Dozens of Aboriginal artists were among the performers at the SOUNDshift Festival in St. John’s. The audience: over 600 delegates from 60 countries who came together to experience music and dance through workshops, film screenings and concerts.

Red Diva Projects. Photo: Barry Gnyp.

Artist Story

red diva

Learn how Ontario’s red diva projects brought national and international acclaim to a new Aboriginal musical.

Blog Post

Amanda Fauteux: Dialogues on public engagement in the arts

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is an artist-run centre in Sackville, New Brunswick; a town affectionately referred to by some as the heart of the heart of the Maritimes. Incorporated in 1982 but with activities dating back to the mid-70s, the centre has a more than 31 year history....

News Release

The 2014 Governor General's Medals in Architecture honour heritage, the environment and education

The winning buildings reflect excellence in sustainable design, innovation and compatibility with the landscape.


A Knowledge and Literature Review

Get an overview of oral and written knowledge on Aboriginal arts in Canada today. Read the report here!

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Past recipients

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.

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How to apply

Your grant application plays a critical role in demonstrating the artistic merit of your project. This document responds to some...


Diversity and Arts Attendance by Canadians in 2010

The range of arts offerings in Canada – from art galleries, classical concerts, and theatre performances to pop concerts and cultural...