Read about the Canada Council's new funding model here

In December, the Canada Council published their newly redesigned  funding model, with which they hope: more strategically support the creation and wide dissemination of excellent Canadian artworks, to more directly and efficiently support Canadian artists, and to more flexibly and effectively support the development of a diversity of high performing arts organizations.

A year ago, the council announced its plan to move away from its pre-existing model, one which was based around artistic discipline, and streamline its funding structure with a goal to more effectively serve grantees and the arts community. The new model is composed of six new programs:

  • Creating, Knowing, and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
  • Explore and Create
  • Engage and Sustain
  • Supporting Artistic Practice
  • Arts Across Canada
  • Arts Abroad

You can access information about the six new programs, their objectives, candidate and entrance activity requirements, the maximum grant allowance, application deadlines and assessment criteria  here: and you can email the Canada Council at or call them at 613-566-4414, ext. 5060 if you have questions.