The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to announce the 201 projects funded through their New Chapter program. The artists and arts organizations creating them are already hard at work. From Sackville, to Rimouski, to Hearst, to Rolla, to Yellowknife, to Berlin, Singapore and New York, stay tuned to see their exceptional work – and artistic ambitions – come to life!
Here are a few examples …
- Ottawa Symphony Orchestra– a commission using 3D-printed instruments (Ottawa)
- Regent Park Film Festival– a film project based on home movies by families in Regent Park (Toronto)
- Akpik Theatre– an adaptation of Macbeth with an all Indigenous cast, written in Cree and English, created and toured in traditional Cree territory (Yellowknife)
- Ivan Coyote & Sarah MacDougall– a musical and storytelling celebration of the North that will tour the circumpolar region (Vancouver/Whitehorse)
- Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental– a multi-company, multi-city production about Gabriel Dumont (Montréal)
- A collaboration of 3 galleries– a project to create and present works that highlight the Acadian “renaissance” in visual arts. (Moncton)
- Neighbourhood Dance Works– a project to bring renowned dancers back home to perform/exchange in Newfoundland (St. John’s)
An incredible response and a lasting legacy
New Chapter was created to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation and is part of a historic re-investment in the arts. Canada Council for the Arts received more than 2,000 applications for the $35M program – making it a highly competitive program and a challenge for the juries! Grants range from $50,000 for individuals to $400,000 for organizations. Works will be presented in cities and regions across Canada, and many will tour internationally, creating a lasting legacy for our arts sector and audiences here and abroad.
Watch these exciting projects progress and follow their news via #CouncilNewChapter.