New Grant Opportunity: Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Special Creations Fund

New Grant Opportunity: Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Special Creations Fund

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation Canada Council for the Arts are proud to launch New Chapter to make this work possible and enable artists to bring their ambitious work to Canadian and international audiences.

by SaskMusic

May 10, 2016 in Industry News

The Canada Council is pleased to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by launching a program entirely devoted to creating, producing and disseminating major works of art for the Canadian public. Since the arts are an essential element of Canadian society, it is appropriate to include the arts in its diverse forms in all the programs and other activities to be put forward by various social, cultural and political actors on the occasion of this anniversary. 

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.

The purpose of the program is to:

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.

Full info and application guidelines go to

Deadline for first round of funding is July 4th 2016