(2011-11-24) Representatives of arts councils and equivalent public arts funders from across Canada met in Whitehorse, Yukon, November 16-18, 2011, on the occasion of the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) Annual General Meeting.
(2011-11-23) Through its Imagineaction program, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is partnering with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU), the Public Lending Right Commission (PLRC) and Indigo Books and Music to launch a project called Listen, I read. This initiative will bring Canadian students together with authors and books to encourage them to share their opinions and to use literature and video to become socially involved.
(2011-11-15) Get ready to read the 2011 GG winners! The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the 14 winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, worth $25,000 each.
(2011-11-01) The 14 Governor General's Literary Award-winners will be revealed on November 15. The winners will speak at a news conference and will be available for in person and telephone interviews immediately following the announcement.
(2011-10-11) The GGs, Canada’s national book awards celebrate the excellence of Canadian writers, illustrators and translators.
(2011-10-05) Deaf and disability arts are very important sectors in the arts community. The Canada Council for the Arts is demonstrating its commitment through research, funding and a broad strategy.
(2011-10-03) The details are highlighted in the Council’s 2010-11 Annual Report released today along with data on how the funding was distributed.
(2011-09-21) Read great Canadian books, make your own virtual bookshelf, attend an author reading, visit a display of past winning books, participate in online quizzes and enter a contest to attend the awards ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
(2011-08-30) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that composer Cassandra Miller is the winner of the 2011 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for Bel Canto, a song inspired by a lazy afternoon lunch with friends in the Greek mountains.
(2011-08-23) Scott Conarroe’s landscape photographs evoke romantic pictorial traditions
(2011-08-19) Musée d’art de Joliette wins 2011 York Wilson Endowment Award
(2011-08-10) As the winner of the $50,000 Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for 2011, Halifax firm Susan Fitzgerald Architecture will study the environmental, health and social benefits of integrating agriculture and innovative green spaces within towns and cities.
(2011-08-04) Launched in September 2010, the prize will provide Ms Lauzière with $15,000 to help build her career.
(2011-07-14) 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.
(2011-06-27) They were selected from the applicants for the February 2011 registration period, which saw the highest participation since the program was created in 2007.
(2011-06-22) Theatre producer
Naomi Campbell, visual artist Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, dancer and choreographer Yvonne Chartrand, media artist Diane Morin, interdisciplinary artist Nadine Sures, composer Paul Steenhuisen and writer Duncan Thornton are the winners of the 2011 Victor Martyn Lynch‑Staunton Awards administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(2011-06-20) The Canada Council Art Bank is acquiring 52 new works by Canadian artists, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings, worth a total value of $303,025.
(2011-06-16) The improved programs give the public better access to music across Canada and foster awareness and appreciation of all music forms.
(2011-06-08) Winners of this year’s Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes Herménégilde Chiasson and Peter Victor have forever changed their respective fields through their innovative and important artistic and scholarly contributions.
(2011-06-01) In the event of a postal strike, the Canada Council for the Arts will take measures that are flexible, adaptable and reasonable to accommodate circumstances that result from disruptions with regular mail service.
(2011-05-30) John G. Diefenbaker Award 2012
(2011-05-30) John G. Diefenbaker Award 2011
(2011-05-09) The project will examine how we as Canadians express our diverse cultural memories in the way we live and build.
(2011-04-27) This year’s banners will feature works of art by Canadian artists from coast to coast to coast – each one evoking the scenery and sense of place of the featured region.
(2011-04-19) The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam Program, announced today the scholars are Professor Gilles Brassard of Université de Montréal, Dr. Michael Hayden of University of British Columbia, Dr. Keren Rice of University of Toronto, Dr. Lotfollah Shafai of University of Manitoba, and Professor Mark Zanna of University of Waterloo.
(2011-04-12) The five winners of this year's $100,000 Killam Prizes will be announced at a news conference on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver.
(2011-03-31) Anne Valois, the former head of the Canada Council for the Arts' Dance Section, has been appointed the Director of Arts Disciplines Division. Replacing her as the Head of the Dance Section is Caroline Lussier, currently the administrative director of Festival TransAmériques.
(2011-03-02) The Public Lending Right Commission (PLRC) announced today that 17,487 Canadian writers, translators and illustrators received $9.9 million for the presence of their books in Canadian public libraries in 2010.
(2011-03-01) The winners of the 2011 Killam Research Fellowships, announced today by the Canada Council for the Arts, will focus their research in the areas of Mayan history, Alzheimer’s Disease, genetics, antibiotic suppression, moral philosophy, inhibiting bacterial growth, music and solar fuels. The Council, which administers the Fellowships, announced that a total of $1.12 million has been awarded for the eight projects, five of which are in the areas of chemistry or biology.
(2011-02-28) The wait is finally over. Here are the names of the 15 English-language nominees for this year's CBC Literary Awards.
(2011-02-22) Photographer Geneviève Cadieux, visual artist Robert Fones, performance and visual artist Michael Morris, filmmakers David Rimmer and Barbara Sternberg and painter Shirley Wiitasalo won the awards for distinguished artistic achievement. Metalsmith Kye-Yeon Son won the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine crafts, while Nancy Tousley received the Outstanding Contribution Award for her 30 year career as an art critic and journalist.
(2011-02-08) The Canada Council for the Arts will announce the eight winners of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts on Tuesday, February 22 at a news conference at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.
(2011-02-07) University of Manitoba graduate Samantha Lynch is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. Ms. Lynch will use the award to design and build cameras to study the relationship between human activity, the architectural dimension and the time connection between these two elements.
(2011-01-24) The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that former contemporary dancer Mary-Louise Albert, now Artistic Managing Director of the Norman Rothstein Theatre and Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver, and Eva Cairns, Managing Producer for Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, are the 2011 winners of the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management. The Awards celebrate established and midcareer arts managers.
(2011-01-20) This program is intended for immigrant and visible minority artists and writers in Montreal working in the realms of circus arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, visual arts, popular songs, dance, literature, arts and crafts, music, theatre and architectural research. Starting this year, the program is open to applicants of all ages.