Arts Directors

For the roles of:

DIRECTOR, ARTS ACROSS CANADA AND ARTS ABROAD PROGRAMS, and

DIRECTOR, EXPLORE AND CREATE PROGRAM

 

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at http://www.canadacouncil.ca.

 

The Role of Director, Arts Across Canada and Arts Abroad Programs

Arts Across Canada fosters meaningful relationships and exchanges between artists and the Canadian public. Artists, arts professionals, groups, and arts organizations can apply to present and share artistic work with diverse communities across the country, engage more deeply with the public and develop a stronger national profile.

Arts Abroad celebrates the creativity, innovation, and excellence of Canadian artists by helping to bring Canadian works to the world. This program supports artists, arts professionals, groups, and organizations to enhance international exposure, undertake artistic exploration or exchanges with international colleagues, and nurture new and existing art markets in a global context.

Under the direct supervision of the Director General, Arts Granting Programs Division, the Director, Arts Across Canada and Arts Abroad Programs plays a leadership role in enhancing the Council’s support system for the arts in Canada. This includes:

  • Funding Canadian artists, arts professionals, groups, and organizations; advancing public engagement with the arts in Canada and internationally; and, advancing conditions for the creation and sharing of the arts in Canada.
  • Contributing to a growing network of resources available to strengthen the arts and inspiring sector innovation by supporting collaboration, targeted initiatives and career development opportunities for Canadian artists and arts professionals.

 

The Role of Director, Explore and Create Program

Explore and Create provides strategic leadership for the Explore and Create program. This program advances Canadian artistic practices by encouraging artists to investigate creative processes and take risks that lead to the development of unique works destined to connect with the public. Funding is geared to support the program components of: Professional Development for Artists; Research and Creation; Concept to Realization; and, Artist-Driven Organizations.

Under the direct supervision of the Director General, Arts Granting Programs Division, the Director, Explore and Create Program plays a leadership role in enhancing the Council’s dynamic support system for the arts in Canada. This includes:

  • Funding Canadian artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations; advancing public engagement with the arts in Canada and internationally; and advancing conditions for the creation and sharing of the arts in Canada.
  • Contributing to a growing network of resources available to strengthen the arts and inspiring sector innovation by supporting collaboration, targeted initiatives and career development opportunities for Canadian artists and arts professionals.

 

For a full description of these roles, please click below:

Director, Arts Across Canada and Arts Abroad Programs

Director, Explore and Create Program

en français

Directeur(trice), Programmes rayonner au Canada et Rayonner à l'international

Directeur(trice), Programme explorer et créer

 

How to Apply

Canada Council for the Arts invites applications from all qualified candidates. Canada Council is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that includes Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population. Interested candidates should submit their Resume and Application Form to: ukhan@bipocsearch.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview and/or a written exam will be contacted.

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) when you apply. Please note that while Council uses other terms such as Indigenous (for Aboriginal peoples) in this posting, Council uses the terminology prescribed by legislation for the purposes of employment equity monitoring and reporting.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact ukhan@bipocsearch.com.

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