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Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to do so and the thirteenth woman ever to receive the honour. Munro, 82, was deemed a “master of the contemporary short story” in a press release announcing the win. Some of her most celebrated […]

Alice Munro Wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature


The winner of the 2013 Sobey Art Award was announced tonight during a gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. And the winner is… Duane Linklater We are delighted to announce Duane Linklater as the winner of the […]

Duane Linklater Wins the 2013 Sobey Art Award


The shortlist for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced this morning with a great sense of suspense. And the shortlist includes… Dennis Bock for his novel Going Home Again, a Phyllis Bruce Book published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press. Craig […]

The Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 Shortlist Announced



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A night of truly great live music, a wide range of Canadian talent, and endless Twitter reactions (opinions, snarks, and adoration), which, of course, means the Polaris Music Prize was handed out tonight during the annual gala at The Carlu in Toronto. And the winner is… Godspeed You! Black Emperor Godspeed […]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the Winners of the 2013 ...


Earlier today the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize (formerly The Grange Prize), Canada’s leading contemporary photography award, announced its long list of 14 finalists from 9 countries around the world. The award “honours living artists whose work in photography and video over the past five years has displayed extraordinary potential.” The short […]

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2013 Long List Announced


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“This moody and exciting list is proof that the ‘Canadian sound’ has no stylistic boundaries.” – Polaris Founder and Executive Director Steve Jordan. The 2013 Polaris Prize Short List was announced this morning at the Drake Hotel in Toronto with seven first time nominees and three repeat nominees making an appearance […]

2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced



Now in its 11th year, this weekend’s Art on the Street outdoor art exhibition in Guelph promises to be an even more family-friendly affair. Due to the success of the children’s area in previous years, the organizers have added a children’s art festival to this year’s programming. Over thirty artists […]

Out of the Burbs | Guelph Art on the Street


The winners of the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize were announced tonight at the annual gala in Toronto. One Canadian winner and one international winner were chosen by judges Suzanne Buffam, Mark Doty, and Wang Ping. 2013 Griffin Poetry Award Winner – Canadian: David McFadden, What’s the Score? 2013 Griffin Poetry Award Winner – […]

The 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize Winners Announced


The 2013 Sobey Art Award Shortlist was announced this morning with artists vying for the $70,000 in prize money awarded annually.  The Sobey Art Award Shortlist is: • West Coast and the Yukon: Isabelle Pauwels • Prairies and the North: Mark Clintberg• Ontario: Duane Linklater • Quebec: Pascal Grandmaison • Atlantic: Tamara Henderson The “pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art,” the prize […]

The 2013 Sobey Art Award Shortlist Announced



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The 2013 Polaris Music Prize longlist was released this morning in Montreal with past winners and nominees Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream), members of Radio Radio, Ruby Kato Attwood of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and Owen Pallett on stage to make the announcement as well as a performance from Les soeurs Boulay. The 2013 Polaris Prize […]

The Polaris Music Prize 2013 Longlist Announced


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House of Anansi Press has announced the winners of The Broken Social Scene Story Project. As a celebration of record label Arts & Crafts’ ten-year anniversary, writers were asked to pick a song title from Broken Social Scene’s first album You Forgot It In People and use it as the inspiration for a short […]

The Broken Social Scene Story Project winners announced


The finalists for the 2013 Trillium Book Award were announced today with six English and five French books shortlisted. Also shortlisted were three titles for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language and three titles for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language. English Finalists for […]

2013 Trillium Book Award Finalists Announced



Canada Arts Connect is saying goodbye (although not completely) to one of our team members. After two years as our Managing Editor, Natalie Zina Walschots is stepping down. Natalie has been the steadying hand behind Canada Arts Connect Magazine, an incredible literary force, and an amazing friend. She has supported […]

Canada Arts Connect says goodbye to Managing Editor Natalie Zina ...


The team at Canada Arts Connect would like to introduce you to our new Editor, Chloe Vice. Chloe is a writer and editor, and is also the marketing director for Invisible Publishing. Her passion for the arts comes from her musical background, which included piano lessons from her mom and […]

Welcome to Canada Arts Connect’s new Editor, Chloe Vice!


Today at 2pm, I diligently watched my Twitter stream and listened to CBC Radio 3 with excitement as Grant Lawrence and 2009 winner, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, announced the 2011 Polaris Prize Shortlist: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Austra – Feel It Break Braids – Native Speaker Destroyer – Kaputt Galaxie – Tigre et diesel Hey Rosetta! – Seeds Ron […]

Polaris Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced



The Polaris Prize 2011 Long List was announced today and, as always, it showcases the incredible artistic talent currently crafting music in Canada. The list (below) has a range of styles and displays the strong and vast amount of albums that were released in the past year. The short list […]

Polaris Prize 2011 Long List Announced


The deadline for Litpop 2011 has been extended until June 30th, so we’ve asked Jon Paul Fiorentino, Editor-in-Chief of Matrix Magazine (the force behind Litpop) what people can expect from a contest that promises the winners “the opportunity to enjoy the dirty glamour of rock stardom, combined with the cultural capital of literary esteem.” […]

2011 Matrix Magazine / Pop Montreal Litpop Awards Deadline Extended ...


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation have announced the 2011 long list for “Canada’s pre-eminent prize for contemporary Canadian art.” “The Sobey Art Award offers a wonderful opportunity for dialogue about the currents in Canadian contemporary Art. From the diversity of practice and place in […]

2011 Sobey Art Award Long List Announced



Montreal’s Osheaga is continuing to deserve the claims made that it’s one of Canada’s top music festivals with today’s announcement of this year’s lineup. The impressive list, which will undoubtedly have Canadians heading to Montreal from all over the country, includes Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Crystal Castles, The […]

Osheaga 2011 Lineup Includes Elvis Costello, The Flaming Lips, Eminem, ...


The League of Canadian Poets has announced the shortlists for its 2011 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards. The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is given for a book of poetry by […]

Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards 2011 Shortlists Announced


Now in its 23rd year, the Toronto Fringe Festival is the city’s largest theatre festival, with over 79,000 attendees last year, and now it’s getting even bigger with the introduction of Visual Fringe. Adding visual art into the mix, the expansion will include a collection of mini-galleries for independent visual […]

Toronto’s Fringe Festival Expands into Visual Art with Visual Fringe