Shaping A New Future: Canada Council to make historic $5 million investment in PLR

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As a key element of its strategic commitment to increase direct support to artists, the Canada Council for the Arts has committed a total of $5 million in new funds to the creator payment budget of its Public Lending Right Program.

The new funds are scheduled to arrive over a two-year period, starting with $2.5 million in February 2019 and another $2.5 million in February 2020.

The cumulative new investment in the Council’s Public Lending Right Program will amount to $5 million, the largest-ever increase in the program’s history.

Learn more about the Canada Council’s strategic commitments, and read the full text of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: