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About Music

The Music Section supports the ongoing development of outstanding Canadian artistically driven music, created, performed, produced and...

Colette Cheverie

Artist Story

Uncommon Folk

PEI singer Colette Cheverie brings traditional Scottish Irish and English folksongs to audiences in Alberta and Saskatchewan...

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs the Orchestral Tuning Arrangement in Regent Park, Toronto, June 2014. Photo: Loie Fallis, TSO

Orchestral Tuning Arrangement: A Made-in-Canada Concert Ritual

It happens at every concert – the orchestra tunes as anticipation for the performance builds. More than a technically necessary exercise, tuning is an important ritual that marks the formal beginning of the show. But other than perfunctory applause for the entrance of the concertmaster,...

Carissa Klopoushak

A Week in the Life of a Classical Musician

Carissa Klopoushak is a current recipient of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank (MIB). In 2013 she competed for the opportunity to borrow the Instrument Bank’s 1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow) for a period of 3 years. This summer...

James Westman and Gaétan Laperrière in Calgary Opera’s Falstaff, 2013. Photo: Trudie Lee, courtesy of Calgary Opera

Artist Story

Calgary Opera: Nurturing new audiences

Since its inception in 1972, and especially since the 2000s, the Calgary Opera has made a name for itself as a company that is committed to...

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.

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

Participant in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Sistema program. Photo: Carmyn Joy Effa

Orchestras: Fiddler Off the Roof (and in your streets)

Canadian symphony orchestras have long played a vital role in promoting and disseminating  artistically-driven music in our country....