Teacher Resources

John Will

Put Me In Your Art Bank, 1973

"The God of Art"

Who does Will suggest is the "God of Art?"

Essential Questions

  • What is the Canada Council for the Arts?
  • What is the Alberta Foundation for the Arts?


  • Who is eligible to apply for Canada Council grants or the Alberta Foundation for the Arts grants?
  • Why were these organizations founded? Who funds them?
  • What roles do these organizations play in the lives of Canadians?

Suggested Activity

  • Go to the Canada Council website and look at the names over a five-year period - can you see a pattern in the names represented there?
  • Complete the same exercise for The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
  • Do you see a connection between "The God of Art" and the funding organizations?