Canada council for the arts
Created in 1957, it is located in Ottawa and is the federal government's principal instrument for supporting the arts. The Council's mandate from the Parliament of Canada is "to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts." It carries out this work chiefly by providing grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, interdisciplinary art, media arts, music, opera, theatre, writing, publishing and the visual arts. Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, West Vancouver, British Columbia. Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia ??? http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001225.