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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.

Hugo Lee (Photo: Dan Chmienlinski)

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Exceptional oboist Hugo Lee wins 2015 Michael Measures Prize

This $25,000 prize recognizes promising talent in the next generation of Canadian classical musicians.

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Kiron Ahluwalia at the 2012 Festival of the Desert, performing with

Artist Story

Kiran Ahluwalia

The art of interweaving world music When Kiran Ahluwalia was just 7 years old she began to immerse herself in Indian classical music and ghazals. In the early 1990s, she studied for a decade with Vithal Rao, one the world’s best known Indian classical vocalists. Since then she has made an art...