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Cultural Relations: Visual Arts

Contemporary Art in Canada

Contemporary art in Canada, as elsewhere, is marked by a questioning of the nature of art - what art has been about historically, what it ought to be about, and who its intended audience is to be. This questioning has been accompanied by experimentation and innovation. The resulting work varies in content from the intensely personal to the public investigation of social and political issues; it ranges in form from the intellectually disciplined to the free and intuitive; and differs in production from the solitary to the collective.

Funding and Support

If you are planning to exhibit your work at an art institution in Germany  (gallery, museum, project-space), you can apply for funding at the Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada.

Logo Canaad CouncilThe Visual Arts Section provides creation, production and dissemination support in the fields of architecture, crafts, photography and the visual arts, as well as for the acquisition of works by Canadian artists. In addition to funding the activities of independent artists, museums, artist-run centres and other professional arts organizations, the Council encourages the work of independent critics and curators, and the work of performance artists whose practice is rooted in the critical discourse of the visual arts.

Please also contact Katharina Fichtner, the Embassy’s Cultural Attaché for Visual Arts, to discuss how to promote a possible cooperation.

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin does not have exhibition space in which to present art work.

Embassy of Canada
Katharina Fichtner, Cultural Attaché
Leipziger Platz 17
D - 10117 Berlin, Germany

Links in Canada

Links in Germany

More information about Visual Arts in Germany is provided by the Goethe-Institute.      


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