Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national, arm's-length arts funding agency. Our main areas of activity are: Grants: We provide funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process. Endowments and Prizes: Each year we award fellowships and prizes to some 200 artists and scholars. Research, communications and arts promotion activities also further our mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts. The Canada Council Art Bank, the Killam Program, the Public Lending Right Commission and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are all administered through the Canada Council.
Big Soul Production
Big Soul Productions is an Aboriginal owned and operated production company. Established in 1999 by Laura J. Milliken and Jennifer Podemski, Big Soul Productions established itself as a leader in Aboriginal content programming. The company is now under the sole proprietorship of Laura J. Milliken under the new name, Big Soul Productions Inc.
The National Film Board of Canada
Canada's public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. In collaboration with its international partners and co-producers, the NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content, through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, interactive cinema, stereoscopic animation – and more. Since the NFB's founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. In 2009, the works of NFB animation pioneer Norman McLaren were added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Registry. The NFB's new website features over 1,000 productions online – visit NFB.ca and start watching..