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Toronto and Vancouver arts leaders win 2015 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Natasha Bood, executive director of Toronto Summer Music and Frank Nickel, senior business manager of Pacific Theatre are the winners.

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A groundbreaking arts partnership looks to the past & future for new dialogues between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada

This unique initiative program will promote artistic collaborations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists, investing in the power of art and imagination to inspire dialogue, understanding and change.

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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Top Canadian scholars awarded over $ 1 million

Five Canadian researchers will receive $100,000 each in recognition of their exceptional career achievements in humanities, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and interdisciplinary studies within these fields. Another $840,000 will be awarded over two years in Killam Research Fellowships, granting six scholars full teaching and administrative release so they may pursue independent research.

An inspired future for the arts - Canadian Arts Summit 2015

We want to convince people that art is serious business -- for individuals and for society. For the present and for our future. We want people to access the unlimited, renewable resource that is all around us: the ability to create, dream, imagine and re-invent our future.

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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.