Performing and visual arts

Apply for designation as a national arts service organization or for funding to support Canadian artists and artisans, arts training institutions, and the organizations that present or support the arts.


Services and information

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Apply for financial assistance to support a local festival or event commemorating a community anniversary.

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Apply to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations.

Canada Arts Training Fund

Apply to the Canada Arts Training Fund for financial assistance to training institutions that prepare Canadians artists for professional national and international artistic careers.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Apply to the Canada Cultural Investment Fund for financial assistance for projects that contribute to the organizational, administrative and financial health of arts and heritage organizations.

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Apply to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for financial assistance to increase access to cultural spaces for performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.

Canada Council for the Arts

Discover the grants, prizes and services provided by the Canada Council for the Arts to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations.

National Arts Service Organization designation

Apply to be recognized as a national arts service organization by the Government of Canada.

Aboriginal arts

Learn more about Aboriginal arts in Canada and the Aboriginal Art Centre, responsible for the development and preservation of more than 4,000 works of art.

Games of La Francophonie

Almost 3,000 athletes and artists from 88 member and observer states and governments of the International Organization of La Francophonie take part in these games every four years. They are the only international games where both sport and cultural competitions are presented in a competitive context.

National Arts Centre

Learn how the National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country.

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