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Theatre International Program - Components I and II

Grants to Canada Nonprofit Theaters for
Foreign Collaborations and Play Translations

GrantWatch ID#: 175582
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Canada Council for the Arts


Grants of up to $5,000 to Canada nonprofit theater companies, organizations, ad hoc groups, and collectives for projects that involve collaboration with international theater companies. Applications are currently being accepted for activities involving collaboration development and translating or adapting texts to other languages.

Applications for the following grant components will be considered for the upcoming deadline:

1) Component I - Development of Artistic Collaborations

This component provides travel assistance to explore the possibility of developing artistic exchanges, collaborations, and co-productions with foreign companies. Priority is given to collaborations on new works.

Grants provide a contribution based on travel and accommodation expenses, to a maximum of $5,000. A company cannot receive more than one grant per fiscal year.

2) Component II - Translation

This component provides assistance to professional Canadian and foreign theater organizations for the translation of Canadian plays for professional production in Canada or abroad.

The work to be translated must be a Canadian play. Generally, the play must have already been professionally staged in Canada by a professional theater organization. Translation for production in Canada can be into French, English or an Aboriginal language and the translated work must be intended for a full production or a public reading.

Translation for production outside Canada can be into any language for full production abroad. In cases where an organization has proven its ability to develop production opportunities, grants will be available exceptionally for the translation of works for public readings or public workshops abroad.

The amount of the grant is based on the word count of the original text. The Canada Council's contribution for translation/adaptation is $0.16 per word. Organizations may apply also for financial assistance to enable the translator (or the author) to travel to meet the author (or the translator) or production team to finalize the work. There is a set amount of $500 for travel in Canada and $1,000 for travel out of the country. The grant is paid to the organization producing the play or public reading.

-Component I: Up to $5,000
-Component II: Up to $500 or travel in Canada and $1,000 for travel out of the country

The grant funds will be available to complete your project/activity/work for three years following the competition deadline date that you apply to. The end of this three-year period is the expiry date of your grant.

This program is open to professional Canadian nonprofit theatre companies, organizations, collectives and ad hoc groups that have received funding through the Theatre Production Project Grants, Theatre Touring Grants, or the Operating Grants to Professional Theatre Organizations programs of the Canada Council.

The deadline for grant Components I and II of the Theatre International Program is October 15, 2016.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nancy Guertin, Program Officer

Sylvain Cornuau, Program Officer

Craig Holzschuh, Program Officer

Phone: 613-566-4414, ext. 5484 or 4675 or 6007
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-5588
TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Send your application to:
Theatre Section
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin Street
P.O. Box 1047 Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8

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