The Canada Council's support to artists and arts organizations extends beyond its grant and prize programs.

We also offer one-time and recurring initiatives to allow artists, groups and organizations to take advantage of special funding, perform or exhibit work, take part in learning opportunities, network at conferences or showcase at events.

Canada in Edinburgh

A reimagined virtual edition of the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival features top artists from Canada.

Venice Biennale of Architecture

International platform that engages critical conversations about contemporary architecture.

Digital Originals

Digital Originals was an initiative to help artists, groups, and organizations share their work online through a partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada.

Canada in Germany

The Canada Council for the Arts is showcasing Canadian creativity in Germany leading up to the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair where Canada will be the Guest of Honour.

The Creation Accelerator

This initiative is now closed to new applications.

The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC Radio-Canada teamed up to offer the Creation Accelerator, an exciting opportunity for Canadian artists to develop an original concept and create a digital project for potential distribution on CBC/Radio-Canada’s platforms. Phase 1 projects are now in development. Stay tuned for more news about Phase 2 later this year.

Canada in Abidjan

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to fund and coordinate Canada’s participation as guest country for MASA 2020 in collaboration with its partners, Global Affairs Canada and the Québec Government Office in Abidjan.

Delegation to the Liverpool Biennial – Liverpool, UK

Through the Canada Council’s delegation to the Liverpool Biennial, participants will have the opportunity to engage and network with international delegates participating in this world-class event and gain better understanding of the UK art scene.

Canada at Cervantino

The Canada Council for the Arts supports Canada’s participation as Guest Country at the 2019 Festival International Cervantino in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy of Canada in Mexico.

Americas Cultural Summit

The Americas Cultural Summit brings together arts funders artists and thinkers to promote cultural citizenship.

Carrefour - Composers Residency

Carrefour is a new initiative for emerging culturally diverse or Indigenous composers with the NAC Orchestra.

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators

The Canada Council for the Arts has partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar to give young cultural innovators from Canada an opportunity to build their leadership skills and engage with other across from the globe.

International Project Incubator hosted by the Commission internationale du théâtre francophone (CITF)

An initiative to support multilateral theatre creation and circulation projects at the heart of the Francophonie.

International Society for the Performing Arts’ Canadian Fellowship Program

The Canadian Fellowship Program gives emerging and mid-career Canadian professionals in the performing arts an opportunity to build leadership skills and connect with leaders in their field from around the world.

Games of La Francophonie

Considered by many as the "cultural crossroads of West Africa," this year's Games will take place from July 21 to 30, 2017 in the Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Aside from celebrating the most talented athletes and artists across the Francophonie, this year's Games, held under the theme: Solidarity, Diversity and Excellence, also aim to strengthen national unity and development in Cote d’Ivoire.

New Chapter

The New Chapter grants are exceptional funding marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Find out more about this special program.


{Re}conciliation promotes artistic collaborations that look to the past & future for new dialogues between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.