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Find Research Reports

Browse through all of Canada Council's Research reports or search for the author, subject or theme of interest...

About Research and Evaluation

The Canada Council undertakes arts research to develop and share knowledge about our activities, as well as sector-wide trends in the...


Investing in the arts

Statistical research and analysis regarding Canada Council funding programs, grant recipients and arts and cultural funding in a national context.

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Key Statistics of Canada Council Funding

Take a look at key statistics of Canada Council funding, including number of grant applications received and the number awarded,...

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Council Blog: Making a Difference Across the Country

Each year the Canada Council funds artists and arts organizations across the country to the tune of over $150 million (153.6 million in...

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Art Research Links

Learn more about the state of the arts in Canada and around the world

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Artist Story

Jim Nason: inspired by Edinburgh

“This was a very powerful experience for me… a tremendous boost to my literary career,” wrote Jim Nason of his experience at Summerhall in Edinburgh. The Toronto poet travelled to this renowned creative hub to take part in lectures and panel discussions as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. While there he made numerous contacts and was inspired to begin a new novel based on Summerhall. An example of a Canada Council travel grant that opened new horizons...

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Past recipients

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.