Our new domain name is www.CanArtNet.ca

Imagine a world with no artists…where Oscar Peterson never played, Deepa Mehta never directed, Thomas King never wrote, Emily Carr never painted. Most Canadian artists persevere in the face of overwhelming odds, including incomes far below the national average. 

Now imagine a world in which young artists have to start from scratch without a mentor or experienced advisor who could help direct them and potentially change their lives. The Canadian Artists Network encourages senior professional artists to continue their life’s work and, through initiatives such as our Artist to Artist Mentoring Program, helps prepare the next generation of Petersons, Mehtas, Kings, and Carrs. 

CAN is committed to ensuring than senior professional artists live in an inclusive world where they can continue to pursue their careers and serve as role models for the next generation.


Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we live, work, create, and travel on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples that have cared for this land, now called Canada, since time immemorial. We would like to also acknowledge this, as part of our covenant with all Indigenous nations, to share, respect and protect the land, in the spirit of peace and friendship, and to honour the future generations of all our nations.

CAN Events Calendar:

June 2024
September 2024
Sep 10
10 September 2024

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October 2024
Oct 28
28 October 2024

Our annual conference. Formerly Maintaining Creativity. Click here to find out more.

Oct 30
30 October 2024

Our annual conference. Click here for details.

November 2024
Nov 01
01 November 2024

Our annual conference. Click here for details.

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Congratulating this year’s Cayle Chernin Award winners

Congratulations to Rebecca Auerbach and Sedina Fiati, winners of this year’s Cayle Chernin Awards. As always, we will provide mentors for the winners. Find out more about our Artist to Artist Mentoring Program here.

Creativity Forever 24

Save the dates! Our annual conference [formerly Maintaining Creativity] takes place on October 28th, 30th, and November 1st.  Details to follow but you can find out more about this annual even here.

We have links to various services and programs offered by the Government of Canada, including a calculator that will help you determine what benefits you may be entitled to.

The Government of Ontario provides reductions in hydro bills for low income households. Find out more by clicking the button below. 

The Distinguished Artists Who Advise The Canadian Artists Network

Artistic Advisory
Peggy Baker • 
Laurie Brown • Max Dean
Rita Shelton Deverell • Douglas Gibson 
Lynda Hamilton  • Evelyn Hart • Brenda Hoffert
Paul Hoffert • Thomas King • Jani Lauzon
Ranee Lee • Guy Maddin • Sheila McCarthy 
R.H.Thomson • Mary Walsh • Paul Wong

In our Community's own words . . .

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