Canada Council creates program to support artistic and literary works

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Are you a Canadian artist or arts organization? Do you want to make a significant impact in your community and push the boundaries of your artistic practice?

Now is your chance.

The Canada Council for the Arts is marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation by creating a special program to support the creation and sharing of exceptional artistic and literary works. It will result in inspiring works that interpret the world we live in and envision our shared future. These works will encourage public engagement in the arts and will promote outreach locally, nationally and internationally.

  • offer all Canadians a wide array of powerful, daring and exceptional artistic experiences.
  • provide artists, artists’ groups/collectives and arts organizations with means to take greater risks and develop projects on a greater scale and scope than their usual activities. These one-time projects will serve to advance their own development and that of their arts practices.
  • strengthen the presence of the arts in conversations about the future of the country, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Canada Council encourages projects inclusive of youth, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, culturally diverse, regional, and official language minority communities, and people who are Deaf or have disabilities.


4 July 2016

31 October 2016

Grant Amount

You must apply for at least $50,000 in eligible expenses. (See the Program Guidelines for details.) The maximum grant amount is $150,000 for individuals, collaborations and artist groups/collectives, and $500,000 for organizations.


To apply to this program, you must meet the eligibility criteria of your arts discipline, as defined in the Canada Council’s current programs.


For more information, click here.