Canada Council for the Arts - Grants 2018

Updated Information

Deadline information moved to the "How to Apply" section.


Canada Council for the Arts


Canada Council grants are now organized into six programs:

Explore and Create -  Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant and diverse art.
Engage and Sustain - Engage and Sustain fosters a vibrant foundation for the arts in Canada by supporting arts organizations at the heart of Canada’s creative communities.
Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples - This program supports Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations that foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem.
Supporting Artistic Practice - Supporting Artistic Practice encourages a dynamic support system for the arts in Canada by funding Canadian arts professionals, groups, and arts organizations who champion the Canadian arts sector, boost the capacity for artists to realize work and advance the conditions of creation.

Arts Across Canada - Arts Across Canada fosters meaningful relationships and exchanges between artists and the Canadian public. Artists, arts professionals, groups and arts organizations can apply to present and share artistic work with diverse communities across the country, engage more deeply with the public and develop a stronger national profile.

Arts Abroad - Arts Abroad celebrates the creativity, innovation and excellence of Canadian artists by helping to bring Canadian works to the world. 


Visit programs listed above for individual eligibility

Special Notes

Canada Council for the Arts - Grants

How to Apply

Please review the Guide to  and Frequently Asked Questions to learn how to apply to each program. 

Deadlines are different for each program. To see upcoming deadlines for the program you are applying to, please visit the Deadlines and Notification of Results page.

If you are awarded funding, please notify the Office of Research Services at .

For Questions, please contact
For general information about grants and applications 
call 1-800-263-5588 extension 5060.

Portal technical support:

Contact a Program Officer

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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