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Hugo Lee (Photo: Dan Chmienlinski)

News Release

Exceptional oboist Hugo Lee wins 2015 Michael Measures Prize

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

News Release

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.

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. 
Petawawa collage

News Release

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.

New funding model - all program names

News Release

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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Jim Nason. Photo: David Leyes

Artist Story

Inspiring journey

Toronto poet Jim Nason travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he took part in lectures and panel discussion at the famous Summerhall. There he made new contacts and was inspired by the experience – his preparatory research, participation and Summerhall – to start a new novel...