(2007-12-20) Robert Sirman, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, announced today that Nicole Doucet has been appointed Director of Arts Disciplines, effective February 11, 2008.
(2007-11-27) Ottawa, November 27, 2007 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the winners of the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Awards, in English and in French, in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.
(2007-11-22) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the recipient of the 2007 York Wilson Endowment Award.
(2007-10-24) The Canada Council for the Arts is entering its second half-century optimistic about the future despite the challenges that continue to face Canadian artists and arts funders.
(2007-10-16) Ottawa, October 16, 2007 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the finalists for the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Awards, in English and in French.
(2007-10-12) Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women Christine St-Pierre and Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities Yolande James, accompanied by representatives of seven other government or private-sector partners, today launched the Vivacité Montréal program.
(2007-10-11) The Canada Council for the Arts and the National Gallery of Canada announced today that Winnipeg curator Steven Loft, will be the first to benefit from the pilot project that will provide him with a two-year residency at the National Gallery of Canada. Mr. Loft will begin his residency in December 2007.
(2007-10-09) The Canada Council for the Arts and Bell announced today that John Greyson is the winner of the 2007 Bell Award in Video Art (formerly the Bell Canada Award in Video Art).
(2007-10-03) Interdisciplinary artist Daniel Barrow, author Jocelyn Boisvert, celtic and jazz singer Teresa Doyle, media artist Zoe Leigh Hopkins, director and poet/performer Ahdri Zhina Mandiela, dancer Chanti Wadge and BGL, composed of sculptors Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère, Nicolas Laverdière, are the winners of the Canada Council for the Arts Victor Martyn Lynch‑Staunton Awards.
(2007-10-02) The Canada Council for the Arts, Canada’s national arts funding agency, has released its new strategic plan, a statement of values and directions which will guide the Council’s activities over the next three to five years.
(2007-09-27) Alberta artists and arts organizations have until December 1 to apply for the first round of funding under the Alberta Creative Development Initiative (ACDI), a new $6 million fund that will support further development of the arts in Alberta over the next three years.
(2007-09-26) This year marks the 71st presentation of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, Canada’s oldest and most prestigious award for English- and French-language Canadian literature. Bookmark these dates!
(2007-09-18) The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre Arpin, currently director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as the Canada Council’s new Head of Visual Arts, effective November 19, 2007.
(2007-08-14) The Canada Council for the Arts announced that Montreal contemporary dancer Anne Le Beau is the winner of the 2007 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. The Prize was awarded last year to Bill James, of Peterborough (Ontario), choreographer and artistic director of Atlas Moves Watching Dance Projects.
(2007-08-07) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that playwright Judith Thompson is the winner of the 2007 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. The $50,000 prize, administered and presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by Canadian artists who have spent the major part of their career in Canada in theatre, dance or music.
(2007-07-20) The Canada Council for the Arts has described as “wonderful news” the federal government’s announcement that a $30 million funding increase for 2007-08, which was originally included in the May 2006 federal budget, will now be ongoing.
(2007-07-13) Pianist David Jalbert, baritone Joshua Hopkins and soprano Frédérique Vézina are this year’s winners of Canada Council for the Arts prizes for young Canadian musicians.
(2007-06-26) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that photographer Scott Walden, a native of Toronto, is the winner of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography for 2007.
(2007-06-13) The 50 for 50 Arts Challenge – which asks Canadians to participate in 50 arts activities in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts – has gone high tech. The new 50 for 50 Arts Challenge web site – www.artschallenge.ca – allows Canadians to share their arts experiences and gain inspiration from the experiences of others.
(2007-06-06) Composer, conductor and music educator Alex Pauk and University of Waterloo philosophy professor Paul Thagard are the winners of this year’s Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes.
(2007-05-24) The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the first beneficiary of a special program which uses original prints by Canadian artists to help young people and the broader public learn more about contemporary Canadian visual art.
(2007-05-09) The Canada Council for the Arts, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is asking the arts community and the public to help guide the future directions of the national arts funding agency.
(2007-04-26) A prominent German scholar is coming to Canada to further his research on federalism. Arthur Benz, Chair of Political Science at the University of Hagen, has been awarded this year’s John G. Diefenbaker Award by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2007-04-19) The Canada Council for the Arts has launched a pilot project that will provide a mid-career Aboriginal curator with a two-year residency at the National Gallery of Canada. The deadline for applications to this project is Monday, May 28, 2007.
(2007-04-16) More than 560 arts organizations across the country will receive grants totaling $33 million as a result of a special competition aimed at strengthening their current operations by enhancing their artistic, administrative or audience development activities.
(2007-04-12) University of Waterloo architecture graduate Michaela MacLeod is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. She will have the opportunity to research various design approaches taken to the reclamation of waste sites within North America and Europe.
(2007-04-12) In celebration of the Canada Council’s 50th anniversary, the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NAC Orchestra) are organizing a major concert featuring the twelve winners of the 2006 Musical Instrument Bank competition, together with cellist Denis Brott and the NAC Orchestra.
(2007-04-10) The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce that Youssef El Jaï has been appointed Head of the Media Arts Section, effective May 14.
(2007-03-30) The Canada Council for the Arts will announce in April the results of its Supplementary Operating Funds Initiative, the largest single grants competition in the 50-year history of Canada’s national funding agency.
(2007-03-27) Five prominent researchers from the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University and the University of Ottawa will be honoured with the 2007 Killam Prizes, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
(2007-03-19) The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the names of the eight winners of the 2007 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
(2007-03-15) Fifty of Canada’s most outstanding artists – including writers Michael Ondaatje, Yann Martel and Nicole Brossard, visual artists Mary Pratt and Joe Fafard, actors/directors Martha Henry and Albert Millaire, and dancers/choreographers Marie Chouinard and John Alleyne – will be in Ottawa on March 27-28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2007-03-05) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that it will immediately increase the value of the Governor General’s arts awards it administers – the Governor General’s Literary Awards and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts – from $15,000 to $25,000 in celebration of the Council’s 50th anniversary.
(2007-02-22) Ten outstanding Canadian researchers have been awarded a total of $700,000 in the 40th annual competition for Killam Research Fellowships, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2007-02-19) The Canada Council for the Arts joins the nation’s dance community in mourning the passing of Celia Franca, dancer, choreographer, founder and artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada, who died today at the age of 85.
(2007-01-30) From corporate boardrooms to government offices to Canadian embassies around the world, for 35 years the Canada Council Art Bank has contributed style and originality through its contemporary Canadian art rental collection. Now, for the first time, the Art Bank’s fascinating history and the many artists represented in its collection have been captured in book form.
(2007-01-04) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the work raW by Toronto composer James Rolfe is the winner of the 2006 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. raW was commissioned by Ergo Ensemble, through a grant from the Toronto Arts Council, and premiered in October 2003.