Make connections here to the web sites of arts
organizations and publications from around the country:
CBC Arts & Entertainment News
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.
is a bilingual arts education site with information on arts education
projects and links to Partners' sites across Canada.
(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.
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
The Canadian Crafts
Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers
dart 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
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.
Digital Collections showcases over 400 Web sites celebrating
Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture.
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.
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.
an interactive hub for cultural policy and development professionals
in Canada including decision makers, researchers, planners
of Canadian Artists is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to the promotion and professional development of artists,
and services for art collectors.
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.
Symposium on Arts Education is a virtual symposium, designed
to be a communication centre and interactive environment for arts
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.
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.
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!
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.
Alberta Craft Council
is a nonprofit, non-governmental, member organization dedicated
to supporting and developing Alberta's fine craft culture and its
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
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.
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.
Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture Society (The
Alliance), is a nonprofit society created to promote and increase
awareness of the arts.
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.
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 Visual Arts Network
is an outreach program of The University of Manitoba for artists
and anyone who is interested in the visual arts.
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.
Shaman Gallery is a shape shifting site that presents cutting
edge aboriginal art with integrity, while remaining firmly rooted
in diverse aboriginal cultures.
John Arts Centre is dedicated to improving the quality
of life in the Saint John community through exhibitions of art,
service and technology.
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.
Art Gallery The Owens Art Gallery is situated on the
Mount Allison University campus in New Brunswick.
Space The Space provides a noncommercial venue to the
city of Saint John New Brunswick.
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.
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.
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Experience the art of Newfoundland and Labrador in all its forms
at The Rooms Provincial
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.
Edge Gallery is an artist-run gallery in St.John's, Newfoundland.
James Baird Gallery is a private art gallery in St.John's,
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.
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.
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
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, Nunavuts booming capital, has adopted many newcomers
with cultural and artistic traditions of their own.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Khyber Centre is an artist-run centre that primarily
presents contemporary visual art in all disciplines and cultivates
the emerging artist scene in Halifax.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
(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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
objectif du Conseil
des métiers dart du Québec est
la promotion et la défense des intérêts
professionnels des artisans (droits d'auteur, reconnaissance
du statut professionnel), des ateliers de métiers dart
(politiques d'aide) et du secteur des métiers dart.
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.
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University is
a non-profit public museum committed to the research, collection
and interpretation of Canadian art.
Lorganisme MAI (Montréal,
arts interculturels) est un centre de diffusion des
arts contemporains visuels et de la scène, à vocation interculturelle.
(Montréal, arts interculturels) is a centre
for the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual
and performing arts, with an intercultural mandate.
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.
Organization of Saskatchewan Arts
Councils (OSAC) acts as an umbrella for community arts councils
and schools across the province of Saskatchewan.
Yukon Tourism and Culture Department supports and encourages the development of the visual, literary and
performing arts in the Yukon.
Art is Canada's most widely circulated art magazine. Featuring
the country's leading writers and critics, it chronicles the Canadian
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.