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The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announces the appointment of Jesse Wente as Chairperson of the Canada Council for the Arts for a five-year term, effective today, July 28.


75,000 Canadian artists unite: It’s time for a basic income. 
Today, artists, writers, technicians and performers are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to create a permanent basic income guarantee. 

“A Public Letter from the Arts Community for a Basic Income Guarantee” 

July 13 - 2020 - The Ontario government has announced that a significant portion of the province will move to Stage 3 as of Friday, July 17th, with the exception of the GTA and parts of southern Ontario.  Find out what stage your region is in here.

The Molson Prizes are awarded every year to two people—one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities—who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements.

The Federal government announced  the details of the final components of Phase 2 on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  It primarily includes funding for arts and culture organizations that do not currently receive funding from Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, Musicaction or FACTOR, and/or did not receive funding in Phase 1.

As in Phase 1, the second component of Phase 2 emergency support will be provided through grants and contributions. The distribution of funding is as follows:

The evening show, Canada Day Together, is a unique edition of Canada’s annual iconic celebration.

Hosted by Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, the show features original artistic collaborations between performers from coast to coast to coast, including stops in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. They have quite the show in store for you!

Let yourself be entertained in the comfort of your home. The night winds up with a montage of the best Canada Day fireworks from past years.

Dora Awards 2020 Recipients 

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Dora Award winners and nominees!

Outstanding Production

Winner: hollow mountain (Rock Bottom Movement)


Eden Planted (DanceWorks / Zata Omm)

A Hidden Princess (Pratibha Arts)

AF (Red Sky Performance)

Angels’ Atlas (Angels’ Atlas with Chroma & Marguerite and Armand, The National Ballet of Canada)

Outstanding Original Choreography

Navigating the CECRA Program (Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance) 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that The Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) is being extended another 8 weeks. This extension will make the benefit available to eligible workers for up to a total of 24 weeks. 


The Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries announced the launch of Ontario Live (, "a virtual marketplace that brings Ontario together to help support local artists, operators, attractions and businesses throughout the province." Arts and cultural organizations, artists, tourism, recreation, and sport organizations/businesses can register now