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Governor General's Literary Awards finalist announcement October 7

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The 2014 GG shortlist is here

Ottawa, October 7, 2014 – The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the 2014 shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. See the full list below. Quote “This year’s list of finalists contains powerful novels and poems, imaginative children’s books, skillful translations, entrancing dramas and enlightening non-fiction,” said Canada Council Director and CEO, Simon Brault. “They are all meaningful books in which we can, as readers...

Communiqué (photo : Francis Gagnon, 2013)

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Canada Council for the Arts releases Annual Report, highlights funding for the arts and creativity across Canada

Last year, we funded $153.6 million in grants, prizes and payments to artists and arts organizations across the country.

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! Discover Canada's best books on October 7

This year, the Canada Council for the Arts invites you to lose yourself in Canada's best books and find yourself in a national conversation about the literature that makes us proud to be Canadian.

2013 Sobey Art Award installation views of Duane Linklater's Tautology (courtesy of the Sobey Art Award; photo: Steve Farmer)

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MacLaren Art Centre wins York Wilson Award to purchase work by Duane Linklater

The $24,000 award will enable the Gallery to acquire a new work, entitled Tautology, by Aboriginal artist and 2013 Sobey Art Award winner Duane Linklater

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Alison Robson, performer, in <em>A Way In</em>, 2011, choreography by Natasha Torres-Garner. Photo: Leif Norman.

Artist Story

Long distance collaboration

In 2012, Winnipeg dancer Ali Robson joined dancers and composers from Winnipeg, BC and NYC to play a coast-to-coast version of the broken telephone game. Read about this unique dance collaboration and how the Council played a role.