(2010-12-13) Administered by the Canada Council, the $10,000 award recognizes exceptional contribution by a Canadian video artist to the advancement of video art and the development of video practices.
(2010-12-01) The work was created for seven musicians and premiered in April 2009 at the Arnold Schönbergzaal in the Netherlands by the New European Ensemble.
(2010-11-16) This year, 11 of the 14 winners received the award for the very first time.
(2010-10-26) Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk returned two Governor General’s Literary Award (GG) winning books to the Canada Council for the Arts at a presentation held today at the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
(2010-10-25) The English-language winning work is Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet: BC’s Japanese Canadian Fishermen, a 130 year history written by Masako Fukawa with Stanley Fukawa, of Burnaby, B.C. The French-language winning work is D’âmes et d’ailes / of souls and wings, a collection of tanka in French and English by Janick Belleau of Longueuil, Que.
(2010-10-20) The Canada Council for the Arts outlined today its priorities for the next five years with the release of Strengthening Connections: Strategic Plan 2011-16.
(2010-10-19) The Canada Council for the Arts invites you — along with two award-winning authors and 80 school children — to an event where Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk will return two Governor General’s Literary Award-winning books from his 2009 space expedition.
(2010-10-15) The Canada Council for the Arts will report on last year’s results and launch a new Strategic Plan at the Council’s Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 20th in Toronto. Joseph L. Rotman (Chair), Simon Brault (Vice-Chair), and Robert Sirman (Director/CEO) will review the Canada Council’s activities.
(2010-10-13) The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the names of the 70 finalists for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Half of them are finalists for the first time, and they include authors, illustrators and translators from ages 25 to 74.
(2010-10-06) 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 dance, theatre or music.
(2010-09-28) The 70 finalist books for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards will be revealed on Wednesday, October 13 at Ben McNally Books in Toronto.
(2010-09-29) The funds supported the creation, production and dissemination of art that instills a sense of identity and inspiration for Canadians.
(2010-09-21) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the creation of the Canada Council Michael Measures Prize to recognize promising young performers of classical music through a partnership with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC).
(2010-09-16) Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Robert Sirman and National Youth Orchestra of Canada Chair Randy Barber will be in Toronto on Tuesday, September 21 to announce a new music prize live from the New Classical 96.3 FM studio.
(2010-09-14) The exhibition coincides with Culture Days, a celebration of arts and culture held in communities across the country September 24-26.
(2010-09-08) Dancer Randy Joynt, multidisciplinary artist Kristen Fahrig, filmmaker Samer Najari, composer Analia Llugdar, playwright Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf, visual artist Tricia Middleton and writer Philippe Gaulin are the winners of the Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton Awards administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2010-08-31) The Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal is the recipient of the 2010 York Wilson Endowment Award, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. Thanks to the $30,000 prize, which is being awarded to a Quebec institution for the first time, the Galerie will acquire the sculpture Loup-garou 1 by David Altmejd.
(2010-08-11) The Canada Council for the Arts is deeply saddened by the death of Shirley Thomson.
(2010-08-10) Initiated as a three-year funding program to assist B.C. organizations in creating world-class artistic work, this is the fifth and final round of funding for APCD.
(2010-08-03) Steven Shearer will represent Canada at the 54th International Art Exhibition − La Biennale di Venezia 2011 (Venice Biennale), from June 4 to November 27, 2011.
(2010-08-04) This $10,000 award recognizes exceptional talent and achievement in the field of architectural design.
(2010-07-27) The Jacqueline Lemieux Prize is awarded annually to the most deserving applicant in the Canada Council Grants to Dance Professionals program.
(2010-07-13) Toronto architecture firm Lateral Office is the winner of the $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for 2010. Administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, this award recognizes excellent achievement in Canadian architectural practice.
(2010-07-12) Over the next three years, more money than ever before will be available for official language translations by professional publishers through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing.
(2010-06-23) Michel Campeau has been part of the contemporary photography scene for four decades. His work explores the subjective and narrative dimensions of photography, that contrast with the conventions of documentary photography.
(2010-06-18) The Canada Council for the Arts joins the nation in remembering opera singer, teacher, advocate and champion of the arts Maureen Forrester, who died Wednesday at the age of 79.
(2010-06-15) The $25,000 prize was established in 1982 by Virginia Parker for Canadian performers of classical music under the age of 32, who demonstrate outstanding talent and musicianship.
(2010-06-09) Both Ken McGoogan, who represents The Writers’ Union of Canada on the Commission, and Aline Apostolska, who represents the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois, underlined that they will bring a perspective to PLRC discussions based on the views of the many members of their associations.
(2010-06-09) The partners in the Vivacité Montréal program today announced the winners of the third registration period: 28 Montréal artists 35 years of age and under are receiving grants totalling $160,000 to carry out projects in the performing arts, the visual arts, literature and arts and crafts.
(2010-06-02) Mamadou Diawara, a professor at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has been awarded this year’s John G. Diefenbaker Award by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2010-05-26) Two Molson Prizes, worth $50,000 each, are awarded every year to distinguished Canadians, one in the arts and the other in the social sciences or humanities.
(2010-05-03) The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that the Canada Council for the Arts will administer the Canada Prizes for the Arts and Creativity.
(2010-04-29) Six Canadian Aboriginal curators will share their knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international Aboriginal art practices at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia in May 2010, where the largest contingent of Canadian artists has been invited to exhibit their latest works.
(2010-04-29) Originally appointed by the Governor in Council in June 2006 for a four-year term, Mr. Sirman has been reappointed to serve in this capacity until June 2014.
(2010-04-27) The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the
Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to announce the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture for 2010 recognizing outstanding design in recently built projects by Canadian architects.
(2010-04-20) New partnerships established with The Banff Centre and les Éditions Hannenorak will offer eight English residencies in Banff, Alberta and five French residencies in Quebec City, Quebec. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2010.
(2010-04-13) The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam program, announced today the scholars include Professor Ellen Bialystok of York University, Dr. R. Mark Henkelman of University of Toronto, Dr. Ming Li of University of Waterloo, Dr. Arthur McDonald of Queen’s University, and Dr. James Tully of University of Victoria.
(2010-04-07) The Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts announced today that the Alberta Creative Development Initiative has been renewed for the current fiscal year.
(2010-03-31) Watch out, Nobel: the five winners of this year’s $100,000 Killam Prizes will be announced at a news conference on Tuesday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto. The winners will be available for interviews following the conference.
(2010-03-30) The Awards celebrate established and mid-career arts managers.
(2010-03-29) Quebec artists from culturally diverse communities have a new tool to help them develop their careers. The Canada Council for the Arts and Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) today launched a new resource directory which lists organizations that offer direct services to culturally diverse artists.
(2010-03-19) The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Scott as the new Director of Communications, effective Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
(2010-03-19) The Canada Council for the Arts, in association with Nova Scotia arts funders, is hosting Art X Change, a full-day networking and information sharing event focusing on Aboriginal and culturally diverse arts communities of Nova Scotia.
(2010-03-15) Eight outstanding Canadian researchers have been awarded a total of $1.12 million in the 43rd annual competition for Killam Research Fellowships, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Fellowships provide $70,000 a year for two years to each of the researchers.
(2010-03-11) She will study the impact that large-scale public buildings can have on territorial boundaries within geopolitical regions.
(2010-03-09) Haida sculptor Robert Davidson, filmmaker André Forcier, painter Rita Letendre, video artist Tom Sherman, photographer Gabor Szilasi and painter Claude Tousignant won the awards for artistic achievement. Glass sculptor Ione Thorkelsson won the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine crafts, while Terry Ryan received the Outstanding Contribution Award.
(2010-02-25) Ms. Warren is the second to benefit from the Canada Council for the Arts pilot project and will be working at the Gallery until July 29, 2011.
(2010-02-25) The celebration of the 2010 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts winners will begin with a news conference on Tuesday, March 9th.
(2010-02-24) These payments are issued to writers, translators and illustrators every February for the presence of their books in Canadian libraries during the previous year.
(2010-02-18) Tonight, the first public version of the “Hylozoic Ground” project, from architect Philip Beesley destined for the next Venice Biennale, will officially open in studio d’Essai of the Coopérative Méduse, 591, rue de Saint-Vallier Est in Québec City, at 5:30 p.m.
(2010-02-16) CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts and Air Canada’s enRoute magazine are proud to announce the 80 English finalists of the CBC Literary Awards/les Prix littéraires Radio-Canada.
(2010-02-10) The two $6,000 prizes are awarded every second year to emerging professional theatre directors – one working in English and one working in French.
(2010-01-20) The Canada Council Art Bank is acquiring 61 new works by Canadian artists worth a total value of more than $285,000. The selection committee chose the works from over 1,900 submissions received.
(2010-01-18) The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Ghosh as the Canada Council’s new Director, Finance & Administration, effective February 8, 2010.
(2010-01-06) For the first time, Nova Scotia representatives will be among 15 Canadian agents, managers and artists supported by the Canada Council for the Arts to attend the 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in New York City from January 8 to 11.