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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...

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Red Diva Projects. Photo: Barry Gnyp.

Artist Story

The Road Forward

Ontario’s red diva projects pays tribute to BC’s missing First Nations women in a new multi-media Aboriginal musical. Documented on film, the production is now touring (and winning awards) at festivals across North America.

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Artist Story

Santee Smith: Here on Earth to dance

With the spiritual traditions of her Haudenosaunee heritage as a guiding force, Santee Smith embraces dance to express who she is. Born in...

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News Release

The best Canadian books of 2014 revealed

“By celebrating the GG literary awards, we want to highlight the work of Canada’s best authors, illustrators and translators. The voices of these artists and thinkers are more necessary than ever in a world in search of meaning and hope,” said Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council.

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Research

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...

Research

Overview of Revenues by Source and Province, 2012-13

Prepared by the Canada Council’s Research and Evaluation Section, these data tables use locked CADAC data to highlight revenue...