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About the Audience and Market Development Office

The Canada Council's Audience and Market Development Office (AMDO) brokers opportunities for Canadian artists in key established and...

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April Verch on her WOMEX experience

The next WOMEX World Music Expo will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, October 22-26, 2014.  The WOMEX call for showcase and conference proposals is currently open. Deadline for all proposals is Friday, 18 April 2014. The Canada Council encourages all Canadian world music artists to consider applying for this prestigious showcase opportunity. Get tips from one Canadian artist who made it happen!  WOMEX Showcase and Conference selection is made each year by a new group...

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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...

David Myles, singer-songwriter.

Artist Story

Myles down under

With Into the Sun, a blend of Brazilian and African rhythms, Canadian David Myles earns acclaim at home and in Australia...

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International Exchange: Top 17 Lessons Learned at IETM

On April 23-26, 2015, I had the chance to attend the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts’ (IETM) spring plenary in Bergamo, Italy. This is Europe’s uber-arts-think-tank and networking-on-steroids-gathering. It attracts 500 member organizations from about 50...

Dani Fecko (in yellow dress), with by fellow arts professionals from around the world at the ISPA Congress in Bogota in April 2014

International Exchange: Lessons Learned on ISPA Program

Mid-career arts manager Dani Fecko is completing the last phase of a 3-year international program (2012-15) that gave her the opportunity to meet and be mentored by fellow performing arts professionals from around the world. The Legacy Program is offered by the International Society for...

Left to right: Alain Paré, CEO, CINARS; Jaap Van Baasbank; and Simon Brault, Director & CEO, Canada Council for the Arts, at the 2014 CINARS Biennale

5 Questions: Jaap Van Baasbank, international presenter

For the first time, in 2014, the Canada Council sponsored a major prize to recognize the outstanding work done by international presenters. The prize for Best International Presenter was awarded to Jaap Van Baasbank on November 22, 2014, at the 16th edition of the CINARS Biennale, North...

Information on Contemporary Circus Arts

Definition of Contemporary Circus Art (September 2014) Contemporary circus art is a form of artistic expression that integrates the mastery...

Supporting the arts: a driving force for prosperity and reputation in the 21st century

Simplifying is always complex. But we need to pay attention to this complexity and leverage it. We are well aware of the fact that the future should not be built at the expense of the present by rejecting a past that has had some impressive successes; we draw inspiration from the past and dream of the future. And we are determined to dream.

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Past recipients

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

A view from above the 2012 Art Toronto international art fair. Alex Sabine : Courtesy of Art Dealers Association of Canada/ Courtoisie de l’Association des marchands d’art du Canada

Getting the visual arts to market

Find out how the Canada Council works with art dealers and galleries to find new markets for visual artists.