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Artengine is an artist-run internet site for visual and media artists. Federally incorporated and not-for-profit, Artengine is devoted to the propagation of art on the internet and the artistic exploration of new technologies.

ArtsSmarts is a bilingual arts education site with information on arts education projects and links to Partners' sites across Canada.

CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens) was founded in 1968 and is a national, nonprofit organization of professional visual artists whose objectives are to help visual artists in the practice of their profession, to improve the status of visual artists and to promote the visual arts.

Canadian Conference of the Arts is dedicated to ensuring the lively existence and continued vitality and growth of the arts and creative industries in Canada. Its specific focus is developing and sustaining a distinctly Canadian cultural life - a vibrant, diverse community of Canadian artists and cultural producers, and a solid, viable infrastructure that makes their works readily accessible to all Canadians.

The Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art is the national arts service organization that represents provincial and territorial craft councils and the Canadian craft sector. It advances and promotes the vitality and excellence of Canadian craft nationally and internationally to the benefit of Canadian craftspeople and the community at large

The Canada Council for the Arts, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage, is a national arm's-length agency which fosters the development of the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, as well as administering scholarly awards, and having under its aegis the Public Lending Right Commission and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

With some 18,000 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by over 2,500 artists, the Canada Council Art Bank is home to the largest collection of contemporary Canadian art. All are available for rent to corporations, institutions, government departments and agencies.

Canada's Digital Collections showcases over 400 Web sites celebrating Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture.

Canadian Heritage Information Network is designed to create effective access to Canadian and international heritage information, for public education and enjoyment, and for the collective benefit of Canadian museums.

The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art (CCCA) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Toronto, Canada. The CCCA's mandate is to introduce and showcase Canada's professional artists to an increasingly connected Internet world.

CultureCanada.gc.ca is a window on Canadian culture. It is a home or signpost for Canadian artists and cultural organizations, and a jumping off point for other Canadian cultural networks.

Culturescope.ca is an interactive hub for cultural policy and development professionals in Canada – including decision makers, researchers, planners and managers.

Federation of Canadian Artists is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and professional development of artists, and services for art collectors.

I Can Make ART is a series of six short films that take a kids'-eye view on a diverse group of Canadian visual artists. Intended for 9 to 12 year olds, each of the six films features one artist and one related art activity inspired by that artist's work. With tie-ins to science, math, history, social studies and language arts, I Can Make ART will excite interest in the creative process and provide a exceptional learning experience with a uniquely Canadian angle.

National Symposium on Arts Education is a virtual symposium, designed to be a communication centre and interactive environment for arts education advocates.

The Saidye Bronfman Award was inaugurated in 1977 to celebrate Mrs. Bronfman's 80th birthday, and is given annually to Canadian artists who are not only expert in their fields, but who teach and publish, serve on juries and participate in workshops and actively support their professional organization.

The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation is a leader in providing developmental funding to nonprofit ventures in Canada which deal with challenging social, cultural and educational issues.

The Universities Art Association of Canada provides a national voice for its membership, composed of university and college faculty, independent scholars and other art professionals in the fields of art, art history and visual culture. Institutions may also join.

The Virtual Museum of Canada celebrates the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. Here you will find innovative multimedia content that educates, inspires and fascinates!

 
ALBERTA
 

CAPES is a program bringing artists and teachers together as partners in learning through the arts in twelve Calgary schools. It's a non-profit charitable society operated in partnership with leading Calgary arts organizations, Calgary School Boards and community volunteers.

The Alberta Craft Council is a nonprofit, non-governmental, member organization dedicated to supporting and developing Alberta's fine craft culture and its many participants.

The SNAP Gallery's mission is to increase the local community's understanding and appreciation of printmaking and print-related work, to provide a forum for local artists to gain exposure to print techniques and print-related issues, and to facilitate the exchange and exhibition of work from local, regional, national and international artists.

 
BRITISH COLUMBIA
 

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is one of Canada's finest art museums with a permanent collection of 15,000 objets d'art.

ArtStarts In Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education in British Columbia.

Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils is a provincial advocacy and education organization, working to define and advance community cultural development through arts councils and other community-based organizations and individuals.

The Crafts Association of British Columbia website connects craftspeople with resources and the greater community, to promote and inform the public about BC crafts and to foster growth of the crafts community.

Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture Society (The Alliance), is a nonprofit society created to promote and increase awareness of the arts.

Kamloops Art Gallery is committed to art as an essential part of human experience and, therefore, exhibits, collects, documents, preserves, encourages, and interprets regional, national, and international art in all media.

Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest Canadian art museum west of Toronto and the fourth largest in Canada.

The Western Front Society is one of Canada's first artist-run-centres. For over 30 years, it has developed an international reputation as a centre for experimental art practice and performance. Five programs focus on the production and presentation of exhibitions, performance art, new music, media art, and an arts magazine.

 
MANITOBA
 

The Manitoba Visual Arts Network is an outreach program of The University of Manitoba for artists and anyone who is interested in the visual arts.

The Manitoba Arts Council is an arm's-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts. The Council makes awards to arts organizations and individuals in arts education, literary arts, performing arts, touring and visual arts.

Urban Shaman Gallery is a shape shifting site that presents cutting edge aboriginal art with integrity, while remaining firmly rooted in diverse aboriginal cultures.

 
NEW BRUNSWICK
 

Saint John Arts Centre is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Saint John community through exhibitions of art, service and technology.

Galerie Sans Nom Co-op Ltee Galerie Sans Nom is a nonprofit artist-run center involved in the promotion, production and exhibition of contemporary art. Established in 1979, GALERIE SANS NOM has distinguished itself as one of the few Francophone artist-run centers outside of Québec.
La Galerie Sans Nom est un centre coopératif d’artistes, sans but lucratif, qui intervient au niveau de la promotion, de la production et de la présentation de l’art contemporain multidisciplinaire. Fondée en 1979, la Galerie Sans Nom se distingue comme étant l'un des rares centres gérés par des artistes francophones au Canada, exception faite des centres du Québec.

The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm's length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to: facilitate and promote the creation of art; the enjoyment, awareness, and understanding of the arts; advise the government on arts policy; unify and speak for the arts community; and administer funding programs for professional artists.

Owens Art Gallery The Owens Art Gallery is situated on the Mount Allison University campus in New Brunswick.

The Space The Space provides a noncommercial venue to the city of Saint John New Brunswick.

University of Moncton Art Gallery Depuis ses débuts en 1964, la Galerie d'art de l'Université de Moncton sert de lancement pour les artistes de la région. Malgré l'importance de ce rôle, la promotion des artistes d'ici n'est pas son seul but: en exposant les oeuvres d'artistes des quatre coins du globe, la GAUM cherche à ouvrir les portes du monde des arts à tous ceux et celles qui veulent bien s'y attarder un instant.

Artzone is a home base for students interested in the arts. Our mission is to provide members of the University of New Brunswick community with the opportunity to develop arts skills and literacies through workshops as well as informal sharing and skills building.

 
NEWFOUNLAND and LABRADOR
 

Experience the art of Newfoundland and Labrador in all its forms at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.

The Christina Parker Gallery takes great pride in representing serious Newfoundland and Labrador artists.

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a member-based, not-for-profit organization. It works to advance and promote excellence in craft for the cultural and economic benefit of Newfoundland and Labrador by ensuring a strong and supportive craft community and by playing a leadership role in the growth of a thriving craft industry.

Eastern Edge Gallery is an artist-run gallery in St.John's, Newfoundland.

The James Baird Gallery is a private art gallery in St.John's, Newfoundland.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster the arts of the province by operating financial assistance programs; providing services and resources; and by working with government and the community for development in the arts.

St. Michael’s Printshop is an artist-run print studio which provides professional fine art printmaking facilities for established and emerging artists. A lure for printmakers who crave a space in which to create art surrounded by the extraordinary natural landscape of the North Atlantic, the Printshop also attracts visuals artists who wish to explore printmaking as a new medium for the first time through workshops with local printmakers.

Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador The purpose of this web site is to furnish a wide range of information and analysis on the history, geography, population, culture, and society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 
THE NORTH
 

The Alianait Arts Festival is an annual event hosted in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The territory has the highest number of artists per capita in Canada; Inuit who have lived here for thousands of years have rich and evolving artistic traditions; and, in the past few years, Iqaluit, Nunavut’s booming capital, has adopted many newcomers – with cultural and artistic traditions of their own.

The Great Northern Arts Festival is an annual celebration of Northern Canadian arts and culture. Each summer we welcome up to 100 visual and performing artists from across the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon Territories, and beyond.

The Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association is a non-profit incorporated society that promotes the growth and appreciation of Nunavut artists, and the production of their arts and crafts.

 
NOVA SCOTIA
 

With a history dating to 1908, the mission of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is to serve the public by bringing the visual arts and people together in an environment which encourages exploration, dialogue and enjoyment.

Arts North is a unique carft shop located amidst the spectacular scenery of the world famous Cabot Trail. Everything displayed for purchase at Arts North is made on Cape Breton, and is chosen for inclusion in the Arts North collection by a jury of professional craft persons.

Over a hundred skilled artists, craftspeople, writers, musicians and arts groups make up the distinctive fabric of the Fundy Arts website. They're all from the Annapolis and Digby counties of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy coast.

The Khyber Centre is an artist-run centre that primarily presents contemporary visual art in all disciplines and cultivates the emerging artist scene in Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery and its website exist as resources to Mount Saint Vincent University, communities served by the University, artists and art publics everywhere. The Gallery reflects the University's educational mission by emphasizing the representation of women as cultural subjects and producers.

Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design cultivates and promotes craft and design-related industries in Nova Scotia.

NSCAD University is a vital constituent of the arts community. NSCAD is committed to providing the best possible university environment for the study, practice, research and teaching of art, craft and design.

The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council represents over three hundred individual artisans and craft enthusiasts. Through markets, exhibitions and other activities, the NSDCC promotes the work of its members locally, nationally and internationally.

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields.

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is an education and development centre for the arts, based in rural Nova Scotia and reaching out to the world. On 186 spectacular acres of farm and forest overlooking the Bay of Fundy, the Centre has facilities and programs designed to serve the artistic and cultural communities of Nova Scotia, Canada and the world.

The Sobey Art Foundation's Sobey Art Award is Canada's pre-eminent prize for a young Canadian artist. It is awarded every two years to an artist 39 years old or younger who has shown their work in a public or commercial art gallery in Canada in the past 18 months.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia was founded in 1976 as a nonprofit arts service organization to foster the development, awareness, and understanding of the visual arts in Nova Scotia and to encourage the production, exhibition, and appreciation of works by Nova Scotia's visual artists.

 
ONTARIO
 

The Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit "Lifelines" aims to foster an understanding of the importance of the fisheries to Atlantic Canadians and the rest of the country. It links different time periods, ethnic communities, fish harvesting, modes of life and uses of technology.

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art. Founded in 1979 to establish a creative, supportive environment in which photography could flourish, today our centre consists of an art gallery, resource centre, darkroom and production facilities.

The Gallery 1313 is a incorporated non profit organization with charitable status (PVAC INC ). Currently located at 1313 Queen Street West in the Parkdale Village district of Toronto, Ontario. It opened in 1998 and is home to the Parkdale Village Arts Collective. The Gallery shows contemporary Canadian art and has occasional international exhibits.

Gallery TPW is a leading non-profit centre for contemporary Canadian photo-based art, located in downtown Toronto. For over 20 years, TPW has supported the presentation and critical investigation of contemporary photography and photo-based art.

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an arms-length agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, for the Government of Ontario.

The Ontario Crafts Council (OCC) is a not-for-profit arts service organization that promotes craft, advocates for craftspeople and provides educational public programming

Prime Gallery (established 1979) has consistently exhibited quality contemporary Canadian artworks that challenge the boundaries for craft media.

YYZ is dedicated to the support of work by contemporary artists working in all media, and to the provision of a venue for the exhibition of this work through on-going programs in both visual and time-based arts - video, film and performance.

 
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
 

Confederation Centre for the Arts The Confederation Centre of the Arts, located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, offers one of the largest convention and meeting facilities on Prince Edward Island.

The Native Council of Prince Edward Island The Native Council of PEI strives to aid and assist all off-reserve people of Aboriginal Ancestry in Prince Edward Island to form local organizations for the purpose of advancing their general living conditions and achieving a level of self-government.

 
QUEBEC
 

Depuis sa fondation en 1980, le Centre d'information Artexte a pour mandat de collectionner et de diffuser l'information relative à tous les aspects des arts visuels contemporains.

Artexte Information Centre was established in 1980 to collect and disseminate information on all aspects of contemporary visual art.

Dazibao is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary photography and its related art forms. By specializing in one discipline, the centre is able to engage in a more profound and critical reflection upon image-based media and consequently, foster a discourse that can define as well as defy the very notion of photography.

The Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop's University is committed to the advancement of contemporary art that addresses the critical ideas and issues of our time.

Founded in 1906, the Canadian Guild of Crafts is the oldest gallery in Montreal. Their mandate is to preserve, encourage and promote the arts and crafts of Canada.

Un objectif du Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec est la promotion et la défense des intérêts professionnels des artisans (droits d'auteur, reconnaissance du statut professionnel), des ateliers de métiers d’art (politiques d'aide) et du secteur des métiers d‘art.

Fondée en 1906, la Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art est la plus ancienne galerie à Montréal dont la mission est de préserver, d'encourager et de promouvoir les arts et l'artisanat canadiens et autochtones.

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University is a non-profit public museum committed to the research, collection and interpretation of Canadian art.

L’organisme MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) est un centre de diffusion des arts contemporains visuels et de la scène, à vocation interculturelle.

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) is a centre for the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual and performing arts, with an intercultural mandate.

Fondée en août 1998, la Société des arts indisciplinés (SAI) est un organisme à but non lucratif qui se consacre à la recherche, à l'éducation, à la sauvegarde et à la diffusion de tous les aspects de cette forme d'art au Québec et au Canada.

 
SASKATCHEWAN
 
The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) acts as an umbrella for community arts councils and schools across the province of Saskatchewan.

 
YUKON
 
The Yukon Tourism and Culture Department supports and encourages the development of the visual, literary and performing arts in the Yukon.
 
PUBLICATIONS
 

Canadian Art is Canada's most widely circulated art magazine. Featuring the country's leading writers and critics, it chronicles the Canadian art scene.

Visual Arts News is a quarterly publication of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. It features articles, profiles, interviews, information, news and reviews about the visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia.

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