Arts Abroad - Representation and Promotion

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Arts Organizations
to Promote Canadian Artists Internationally

GrantWatch ID#: 177980
Agency Type:


Canada Council for the Arts


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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International arts organizations, artist-run centers, festivals, touring networks, presenters, publishers, management agencies, art dealers, and festivals for the promotion of Canadian artists and their works. Eligible activities include travel related to international promotion.

Funding may be requested by Canadian organizations to help Canadian artists develop an international presence. Funding may also be requested by foreign organizations that invite Canadian artists to present artistic works and to Canadian arts organizations that bring international buyers to Canada.

Travel must be outside of Canada, at least 500 kilometers from your place of departure. You can apply for single or several destinations within 1 trip and for multiple trips within 1 application, to:

-Formally represent and promote Canadian artists (i.e. through a contractual relationship);
-Build on an existing tour (for artists' representatives only);
-Bring international buyers to Canada;
-Lead a Canadian delegation abroad.

Eligible Expenses:
-Transportation costs generally based on fixed amounts
-Accommodation and per diem, up to 5 days per trip
-Additional shipping or baggage costs directly related to your activity, up to $2,500
-Conference fees and booth rental costs for market development events

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.

Up to $30,000

Grants are available for registered or incorporated Canadian arts organizations to represent Canadian artists and develop their presence internationally, and establish a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market.

Grants are also available to foreign arts organizations that invite Canadian artists to present artistic works and to Canadian arts organizations that bring international buyers to Canada.

Types of potential applicants to this component include:
-Support groups, organizations and shared platforms
-National arts service organizations
-Artist-run centers
-Festivals, presenters and touring networks
-Book and magazine publishers
-Agencies, management service organizations and art dealers
-International literary, media arts and visual arts festivals

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

Additionally, for organizations with profiles in Literature (with the exception of Literary agents and agencies), you must presently receive core (operating) support through one of the following Canada Council programs:

-Book Publishing Support: Block Grants
-Grants to Literary and Art Magazines
-Grants for Literature Promotion: Operating Grants
-Grants for Literature Promotion: Multi-Year Assistance for National Arts Service Organizations
-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.

You may submit an application at any time before your departure date.

If you have not already done so, you must register in the 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.

Decisions 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 program 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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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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