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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...

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…

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...

Communiqué (photo : Francis Gagnon, 2013)

News Release

Canada Council for the Arts releases Annual Report, highlights funding for the arts and creativity across Canada

Last year, we funded $153.6 million in grants, prizes and payments to artists and arts organizations across the country.

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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.