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About Music

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

Saint John String Quartet. Photo: Rob Roy.

Artist Story

Canadian music abroad

With children’s shows and concerts, the Saint John String Quartet (SJSQ) promotes Canadian concerts in the world. The New Brunswick quartet’s 2012 tour in France was a great success. The Canada Council’s support promotes the international outreach of the SJSQ and Canadian music…

Juno Awards 2014

Congratulations to all Canada Council-funded artists nominated for a Juno Award!

Serena Ryder (Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Juno Fan Choice Award) A Tribe Called Red...

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

Blog Post

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. Through concert performance, mentorship, and other creative connections with audiences, Canadian orchestras have been reaching the public in ever more diverse...

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Bramwell Tovey. Photo: courtesy of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Artist Story

VSO’s vision

A music school, concerts for kids... the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra continues to reach out to its community…

Arnold Choi and Joanthan Chan

News Release

Musical Instrument Bank winners featured in free Chamberfest concert

Join the Canada Council for the Arts and Chamberfest on Monday, July 28 at noon for a free concert with Musical Instrument Bank winners Jonathan Chan and Arnold Choi.

2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Congrats to the winners of 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to support the artistic journey of Canada’s innovative performing artists. Colin...

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Past recipients

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