(2009-12-16) The $10,000 prize has been awarded annually since 1991 for exceptional contribution by a video artist or artists to the advancement of video art in Canada and to the development of video practices.
(2009-12-15) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Hylozoic Ground, a project by PBAI (Philip Beesley Architect Inc.) in collaboration with the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, has been selected through a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale in Architecture.
(2009-12-07) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that composer Jimmie LeBlanc is the winner of the 2009 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for the work L’Espace intérieur du monde. The work was created for 15 musicians and electronics, and premièred in March 2008 in Lyon (France) by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne under the baton of Lorraine Vaillancourt.
(2009-11-17) The seven English and seven French awards are given to authors, illustrators and translators and in the categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.
(2009-11-05) Choreographer Tammy Forsythe; collaborative duo 2boys.tv, composed of Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard; filmmaker Jackson 2bears; saxophonist and composer Kirk MacDonald; playwright Drew Hayden Taylor; visual artist Adad Hannah; and author André Girard are the winners of the Canada Council for the Arts Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton Awards.
(2009-10-22) Canadian musicians will be showcased at the 2009 World Music Expo (WOMEX 09) in Copenhagen, Denmark, from October 29 to November 1. This year, the Canada Council for the Arts is co-organizing a collective trade fair booth in partnership with Folquébec and CINARS to profile Canadians participating in this important event.
(2009-10-20) 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.
(2009-10-13) Over $158 million was awarded to more than 4,400 artists and arts organizations in all regions of the country last year, the Canada Council for the Arts announced today in its 2008-09 Annual Report.
(2009-10-14) The finalists include authors, illustrators and translators from ages 27 to 78. The English and French awards are in the categories of fiction, non fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. In total, 70 books are shortlisted.
(2009-10-07) Toronto photographer Donald Weber is the winner of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography for 2009. This prize is awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2009-09-30) Bookmark these dates!
(2009-09-29) A record 24 Canadian exhibitors will attend the fourth annual NY Art Book Fair 2009 in New York City from October 2 – 4 with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
(2009-09-24) The Board of the Canada Council for the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting in Moncton and meet artists and arts organizations in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John from September 29 to October 2. As part of their visit, the Board will hold its Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, September 30 in Moncton.
(2009-09-24) The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the Musical Instrument Bank competition. The 14 instruments loaned to gifted young Canadian musicians are worth more than $28 million.
(2009-09-16) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Vancouver-based artistic director, producer and choreographer Judith Marcuse has been awarded the 2009 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize.
(2009-09-09) The Canada Council for the Arts will announce the 14 winners of its 2009 Musical Instrument Bank competition on Thursday, September 24th. The winners will be officially presented with their chosen instruments from the Bank at the news conference.
(2009-09-01) More than 100 works of art showcased in a digital gallery available on screens everywhere
(2009-09-01) The Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina is the recipient of the 2009 York Wilson Endowment Award, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Gallery will use the $30,000 award to purchase six works from the Trading series by Saskatoon aboriginal artist Ruth Cuthand.
(2009-07-20) Canadian astronauts Julie Payette and Robert Thirsk are in space, and so are two Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGLA) winning books: Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (Toronto), published by HarperCollins, and Deux pas vers les étoiles by Jean-Rock Gaudreault (Longueuil, originally from Saguenay, QC), published by Dramaturges Éditeurs.
(2009-06-29) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Toronto architecture firm RVTR is the winner of the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for 2009. This award recognizes exceptional talent and achievement in the field of architecture and architectural design.
(2009-06-25) Over 40% of immigrant and visible minority applicants who applied for financial assistance during the second registration period of the Vivacité Montréal program obtained $160 000 in support to carry out 21 artistic projects.
(2009-06-26) Canada Council for the Arts welcomes today’s announcement that the Government of Canada has renewed for five more years the $25 million in annual funding scheduled to sunset at the end of the current fiscal year.
(2009-06-23) Wayne Sumner, a University Professor Emeritus in philosophy at the University of Toronto, and visual artist Ian Wallace, of Vancouver, are the winners of this year’s Molson Prizes, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2009-06-17) Toronto saxophonist Wallace Halladay is the 2009 winner of the Virginia Parker Prize, announced today the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2009-06-11) Arts organizations have shown progress in improving compensation levels for their employees but are still facing challenges in providing compensation and benefits in line with the general not-for-profit sector, according to a study released today by the Cultural Human Resources Council.
(2009-05-27) Five Canadian Aboriginal curators will have the opportunity to share their knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international Aboriginal art practices at this year’s Venice Biennale in visual arts from June 3 to 11.
(2009-05-11) Five prominent scholars from McGill University, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto are the winners of the 2009 Killam Prizes, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievements in health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Each Prize is worth $100,000 to the recipient.
(2009-05-06) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the appointment of four new senior staff members: Doug Sigurdson as head, Visual Arts Section; Pierre Pontbriand as head, Strategic Communications; Vincent Renaud as head, Digital Media and Creative Services; and Kim Lymburner as head, Arts Services.
(2009-05-05) Silke Horstkotte, a German Literature professor at Universität Leipzig (Germany) has been awarded this year’s John G. Diefenbaker Award by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2009-05-04) This week, the Canada Council for the Arts will hold its first-ever Alberta Outreach Forum in Calgary and Edmonton.
(2009-05-04) The five 2009 Killam Prizes winners will be announced at a news conference which will be held on Monday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m., at McGill University Life Sciences Complex in Montreal.
(2009-04-23) The Canada Council Art Bank is acquiring 55 new works by Canadian artists of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and mixed racial heritage to enhance its collection of original contemporary Canadian art. The peer assessment committee chose the works from over 530 submissions received. The total value of the artworks is just over $230,000.
(2009-04-21) The Canada Council announced today that Dawn Brennan, general manager of SHAPE (Safety and Health in Arts Production and Entertainment) and Roberta Smith, associate director of artistic administration, education at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are the 2009 winners of the John Hobday Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of arts management.
(2009-03-24) The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the names of the nine laureates of the 2009 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts at the National Gallery of Canada. This year is the 10th anniversary of these prestigious awards.
(2009-03-20) The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Arash Mohtashami-Maali as the Canada Council’s new Head of Writing and Publishing, effective April 20, 2009.
(2009-03-11) Nine outstanding Canadian researchers have been awarded a total of $1.26 million in the 42nd annual competition for Killam Research Fellowships.
(2009-03-05) Events and important dates for the celebration of the 2009 winners tenth annual presentation of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
(2009-02-23) Over 16,500 Canadian authors are sharing $9.9 million in Public Lending Right Commission payments for the public lending of their books by Canadian libraries during the past year. The PLR issues payments to writers, translators and illustrators every February.
(2009-02-17) University of Toronto architecture graduate Kelly Nelson Doran is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. He will have the opportunity to study the impacts that resource development companies have on the landscape, infrastructure and urbanism of the North.
(2009-02-10) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the work Que sommes-nous by composer Analia Llugdar is the winner of the 2008 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music.
(2009-01-28) Simon Brault, Vice-Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts since March 31, 2004, has been re-appointed by the Governor in Council for an additional five years to March 31, 2014.