Canada is ARTS NATION

In 2012, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Foundation that administers the awards set itself an audacious goal.  By Canada’s 150th birthday, and our 25th anniversary, in 2017, we want the whole country, indeed the whole world, to know Canada as ARTS NATION. We are inserting the language into the Canadian conversation where it resonates because it’s true. If you listen to music, read a book or watch a film, you are a citizen of Arts Nation. We are inviting you to use it, to own it. It’s who we are.

Please download our logo and place it on your website. In return, please send us your logo so we can populate the “Arts Nation Universe”. Let us know where and how you have used the Arts Nation logo, whether on your web page, in a program, or on posters. Read the PDF.

Please email us if you would like to join us in this initiative.


Arts Nation in the Universe

Aboriginal Music Week
Music festival, Winnipeg, MB

Visit the Aboriginal Music Week website

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
National organization for film, television and digital media professionals

Visit the Academy's website

April Verch
The music of Canada's Ottawa Valley meets Old-Time Appalachia

Visit April's website

Arts Club Theatre Company
Performing arts theatre, Vancouver, BC

Visit the Arts Club Theatre Company website

The Art Gallery of Ontario
Art museum, Toronto, ON

Visit the AGO website

Belfry Theatre
Performing arts theatre, Victoria, BC

Visit the Belfry Theatre website

bova sound
Recording studio, Ottawa, ON

Visit the bova sound webiste

Canada Council for the Arts
Bringing the arts to life

Visit the Canada Council website

Canadian Conference of the Arts
National forum for the arts, Ottawa, ON

Visit the CCA website

Canadian Screen Awards
National film, television and digital media Awards

Visit the Canadian Screen Awards website

Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA)
Service organization for Canada's presenting and touring sector

Visit the CAPACOA website

Capital B - the Blues Machine
Rock and Blues artist, Ottawa, ON

Visit Capital B's website

Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture
Immigrant artists, art professionals, and youth – make it happen in Canada!

Visit the CNCAC website

Coalition for Music Education
Advocating for strong music programs in Canadian schools

Visit the Coalition's website

Confederation Centre of the Arts
Performing arts theatre, PEI

Visit the Confederation Centre website

Dance Stars Academy
School of dance, PEI

Visit the Dance Stars Academy website

Dino & Panda
Artwork dedicated to making you smile (by Elaine Kao)

Visit the Dino & Panda Facebook page

Donald A. Stuart, CM, OOnt, RCA
Designer/Goldsmith

Visit Don Stuart's website

ecentricarts Inc.
Website design and development, Toronto, Ont.

Visit the eca website

fu-GEN
Asian Canadian Theatre Company, Toronto

Visit the fu-GEN website

Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation
Canada's highest honour in the performing arts

Visit the GGPAA homepage

The Grand Theatre
Performing arts theatre, London, Ont.

Visit The Grand Theatre website

Indie Music Tracker
Mobile performing arts app

Download the app from Text2Systems

Irene's Pub
Performance venue, Ottawa, Ont.

Visit Irene's website

John Allaire
International award-winning singer-songwriter, Ottawa, ON

Visit John Allaire's website

Koffler Centre of the Arts
Performing arts theatre, Toronto, ON

Visit the Koffler website

National Arts Centre
Bilingual performing arts centre, Ottawa, Ont.

Visit the NAC website

Canada's National Ballet School
Dance and academic institution, Toronto, ON

Visit the NBS website

National Film Board of Canada
Canada's public film producer and distributor

Visit the NFB website

Northern Stars
The Canadian Movie Database

Visit the Northern Stars website

PAL Canada
Caring for our own

Visit the PAL Canada website

Peggy Baker Dance Projects
Modern dance company, Toronto, ON

Visit the Peggy Baker Dance Projects website

PHI Centre
Creating a gathering place for art, Montreal, QC

Visit the PHI Centre website

Porte Parole
Where spectators become engaged citizens through the power of theatre

Visit the Porte Parole website

The Playwright Project
Right next door

Visit The Playwright Project website

The Second City
The world's premier comedy club / theatre and school of improvisation

Visit The Second City website

Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Performing arts theatre, Montreal, QC

Visit the Segal Centre website

Six String Nation
64 Pieces - 6 Strings - 1 Canada - 1 Guitar

Visit the Six String Nation website

Sleeping Dog Theatre
Professional theatre company, Ottawa, ON

Visit the Sleeping Dog website

Symphony Orchestra of Canada
Ensemble orchestra of Canadian musicians

Visit the Symphony's website

Theatre Brouhaha
Canadian theatre collective, Toronto, ON

Visit Theatre Brouhaha's website

Theatre Junction GRAND
Multidisciplinary Live Art

Visit the Theatre Junction GRAND website

Toronto Children's Chorus
Canada's Premier Treble Choir, Toronto, ON

Visit the Chorus website

Veronica Tennant, C.C.
GGPAA recipient, Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Dance 2004)

Visit Veronica Tennant's website

Volcano Theatre
innovative | modern | performance | made in Toronto

Visit the Volcano Theatre website

Yamaha
We are music

Visit the Yamaha website