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View of the Art Bank warehouse, Photo courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts.

September 1, 2022 - September 14, 2022

Call for Submissions: Canada Council Art Bank

The Canada Council Art Bank is a working art collection that offers a unique public access to contemporary Canadian visual art through its 3 programs: art rental, loans to museums and exhibition and outreach. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, an open call for purchase has been announced with a $600,000 budget for new acquisitions, with a deadline on September 14, 2022.


Application Assistance contributes to costs for services to help with a Purchase Program application for individuals who self-identify as: • Deaf, hard of hearing, having a disability or living with a mental illness • First Nations, Inuit or Métis facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers To submit a request, contact artbank@canadacouncil.ca 1-4 weeks before you plan to submit an application.