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Statement from Simon Brault to honour National Aboriginal Day

Indigenous artists have, and will continue to play a key role in helping us redefine that relationship.

Petawawa collage

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The Canada Council Art Bank at Garrison Petawawa

A special selection of artworks from the Canada Council Art Bank was inaugurated on June 16, 2015, at Garrison Petawawa’s Joint Personnel Support Unit and Integrated Personnel Support Centre.

Canada History Week

Canada History Week: July 1-7

Celebrate Canada’s recent history through its remarkable artists.

Over the past 60 years, Canada’s identity has been shaped by its arts and culture – and the Canada Council has been proud to play a leading role.  This week we will be revisiting some of the most important milestones in our shared art history. 
New funding model - all program names

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Canada Council for the Arts introduces New Funding Model

The organization, an arm’s length agency of the federal government, will transform its current suite of 147 discipline-based programs into six national, non-disciplinary programs.

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Statement on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations

We know Indigenous artists have and will continue to play a pivotal role in the ongoing process on conciliation and reconciliation in this country.

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Geneviève Vallerand
Manager, Public Relations Team
1-800-263-5588 or
613-566-4414, ext. 5145

Heather McAfee
Public Relations Officer
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613-566-4414, ext. 4166

Mireille Allaire
Public Relations Officer
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613-566-4414, ext. 4523

Martel

Artist Story

Yann Martel'sLife of Pi

Yann Martel’s bestseller Life of Pi won the Man Booker Prize, has been translated into several languages and made into a major motion picture. Read how the Council’s support helped the Canadian author to bring the story to life.