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Exhibition celebrates great artists and 15 years of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

The exhibition is now on at Canada Council’s Âjagemô Hall until April 14, 2015.

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The best Canadian books of 2014 revealed

“By celebrating the GG literary awards, we want to highlight the work of Canada’s best authors, illustrators and translators. The voices of these artists and thinkers are more necessary than ever in a world in search of meaning and hope,” said Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council.

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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Save the date! GG winners will be announced Nov 18

Tune in to ggbooks.ca , as the Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault reveals the winners of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards at 10 am on November 18.

How the arts helps us understand the news

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Simon Brault: How the arts helps us understand the news

By Simon Brault, OC, O.Q., Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts Published in the Ottawa Citizen, 6 November 2014 On Oct. 22, the...

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Prix de Rome in Architecture

Every year, the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture ($50,000) and Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners ($34,000) are awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts to encourage the development of artistic excellence in contemporary architectural practice.