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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

A large number of Canadians attended WOMEX 2013 in Cardiff, including artists, presenters and agents and managers. A diverse group of presenters were on hand to elucidate and demystify the Canadian terrain. In the fall of 2014, the Audience and Market Development Office of the Canada Council for the Arts invited Canadian world music agents and managers to respond to an open call for applications to be part of the Canadian Delegation at WOMEX 2014. Six agents from across the country were...

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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...

Jim Nason. Photo: David Leyes

Artist Story

Poetry and novel

The experience of Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival inspired Toronto poet Jim Nason. New novel in the works…

Canada at Classical:NEXT, May 20-23, 2015

Canadian Classical Music, eh?

Entering my 25th year as artist manager, when it comes to concerts, it's safe to say #BTDT - been there, done that. When you've been in it this long, there just aren't too many new surprises. As for conferences, the same can be said, you really do lose count after attending some 150+ of them....

Madeleine Thien at the Bookworm Literary Festival in Chengdu, China

International Exchange: Canada at China’s Bookworm Literary Festival

With the support of the Canada Council’s Writing and Publishing Section and the Audience and Market Development Office, the...

A delegration of Canadian authors attended the Cuirt International Festival of Literature in Ireland. Shown here: Lawrence Hill, Miranda Hill, Eleanor Wachtel and Dionne Brand.

Canadian Authors Bring Sunshine to Ireland

“It’s not supposed to be this nice,” says the man who picks us up at the airport. We are driving from the airport in...

Nicole Mion

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...

News Release

Pierre Lassonde named New Chair of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts

Mr. Lassonde assumes the role immediately for a 5-year term. He was selected after a comprehensive search, following the death of former Chair Joseph L. Rotman in January.

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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.