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The Canada Council for the Arts provides support for the development of individuals, groups, small ensembles, orchestras and other professionals working in the Canadian music community. In addition to tours, concert production and festival programming, the Music Section funds a variety of related activities such as residencies and the commissioning of Canadian compositions.

Grant Programs

  • Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals
  • Travel Grants to Professional Musicians (Individuals)
  • Career Development Program: Project Grants to Artists
  • Aboriginal Peoples Music Program
  • Music Touring Grants
  • International Touring Assistance in Music (Pilot Project)
  • Music Festival Travel Grants
  • Concert Production and Rehearsal Program for Non-Classical and Chamber Classical Music: Project Funding
  • Concert Production and Rehearsal Program for Non-Classical and Chamber Classical Music: Annual Funding
  • Music Project Grants: Artists and Community Collaboration Program
  • Commissioning of Canadian Compositions
  • Residencies for Composers and Conductors
  • Professional Choir Program: Project
  • Professional Choir Program: Annual
  • New Music Program: Project Funding
  • New Music Program: Annual Funding
  • Professional Orchestra Program: Project Funding
  • Professional Orchestra Program: Annual Funding and Multi-Year Funding
  • Opera/Music Theatre Program: Project Funding
  • Opera/Music Theatre Program: Annual Funding
  • Music Festival Programming Project Grants
  • The Flying Squad: An Organizational Development Program
  • Visiting Foreign Artists Program
  • Artists and Community Collaboration Program (ACCP)

Endowments and Prizes

  • John Hobday Awards in Arts Management
  • Bernard Diamant Prize
  • National Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition
  • Healey Willan Prize
  • J.B.C. Watkins Award
  • Japan-Canada Fund
  • Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestra Conducting
  • Joseph S. Stauffer Prizes
  • Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music
  • Molson Prizes
  • Musical Instrument Bank
  • Robert Fleming Prize
  • Virginia-Parker Prize
  • Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards
  • Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts


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