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

Kiron Ahluwalia at the 2012 Festival of the Desert, performing with

Artist Story

Kiran Ahluwalia

The art of interweaving world music When Kiran Ahluwalia was just 7 years old she began to immerse herself in Indian classical music and ghazals. In the early 1990s, she studied for a decade with Vithal Rao, one the world’s best known Indian classical vocalists. Since then she has made an art...

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...

David Myles, singer-songwriter.

Artist Story

Myles down under

With Into the Sun, a blend of Brazilian and African rhythms, Canadian David Myles earns acclaim at home and in Australia...

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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.

5 Questions: Andréa Tyniec, violinist

(Originally published on culture365.ca as "The Beauty of the Beast... and the Power of Performance") Toronto-based violinist Andréa Tyniec has thrilled audiences across Canada with her incredible talent and her 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin on loan from the Canada Council’s Musical...

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

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.