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About Dance

The Dance Section supports Canadian, professional dance of many cultures through policies, programs and initiatives that foster the...

dance map

Interactive, searchable map of dance in Canada

The map pinpoints more than 2500 dance-related organizations in genres that include Asian, African, Aboriginal, European, Latin, classical, folk, contemporary, urban and more. The organizations include presenters, funders, festivals, companies and dance schools. This pioneering mapping microsite is an initiative of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story

Dancestry

Dancer Liliona Quarmyne from Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance with dance artists from around the world…

Julie Lebel, dance artist, Vancouver. Photo : Elisha Clement

Blog Post

Julie Lebel: Dialogues on public engagement

"Public engagement means making a connection. The question then is how to increase the points of connection between individuals and art experiences."

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

Martin Messier, Sewing Machine Orchestra (photo: Alexis Bellavance)

News Release

Seven mid-career artists receive $15,000 each

“We honour their accomplishments to date and support their next steps in producing outstanding work and expanding the reach of Canadian creativity.”

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

Young fans with writer Susan Juby, at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Photo: Cathie Roy.

Artist Story

Festival shines

The Sunshine Coast Festival has been bringing authors and readers together for over 30 years.