Arts Abroad - Travel

Grants to Canada Artists, Arts Professionals,
and Arts Organizations for International Travel

GrantWatch ID#: 177920
Agency Type:


Canada Council for the Arts


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Grants of up to $30,000 to Canada artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations to support travel costs associated with international activities. Travel may be for international networking, marketing opportunities, exhibitions, presentations, and artistic collaborations. Funding is intended to help artists and arts professionals attend significant events outside of Canada and build an international presence.

Travel must be outside of Canada, at least 500 kilometers from your place of departure, and by invitation. You can apply for single or several destinations within one trip, to:

-Develop markets and networks (including participation in official showcases)
-Present artistic work
-Participate in significant events
-Explore future artistic collaborations
-Build on an existing tour (for a single representative of a group or organization)
-Prospection for exhibition tours (directors and curators only)

Eligible Expenses:
-Transportation costs generally based on fixed amounts
-Accommodation and per diem, up to 5 days
-Additional shipping or baggage costs directly related to your activity, up to $2,500

Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance.

Travel costs generally based on fixed amounts, up to $30,000.

Types of potential applicants to this component include:
-Artists and curators
-Arts professionals
-Cultural connectors and sector builders (Equity arts sector)
-Artistic groups and collectives
-Artistic organizations

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component.

You may not apply for activities that occur before your departure date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Applications may be submitted at any time before your departure date.

If you have not already done so, you must register in the grants portal at least 30 days before you want to apply.

You are encouraged to speak with a Canada Council Program Officer before submitting an application to this component for the first time.

Notifications are usually issued within 2 months of the application date.

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

Apply online through the grants portal:

Contact a Canada Council officer:

Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin St
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, ON Canada
K1P 5V8

1-800 263-5588 / 613 566-4414

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