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Arts Abroad - Representation and Promotion

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

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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International arts organizations for travel expenses aimed at promoting Canadian artistic works and artists internationally. Applicants must be registered in the application portal at least 30 days prior to applying. Funding is intended to support costs such as transportation, accommodations, and conference fees for travel outside of Canada, or to bring buyers from foreign countries to Canada.

The Representation and Promotion component of Arts Abroad awards grants to Canadian artists to develop their presence internationally, and to establish a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market.

Eligible Activities - Travel must be outside of Canada, at least 500 kilometers from the place of departure. One may 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

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GrantWatch ID#: 177980

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Funding may cover additional shipping or baggage costs directly related to the activity, up to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available for registered or incorporated Canadian arts organizations.

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.

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

- Support groups, organizations and shared platforms
- National arts service organizations
- Festivals, presenters and touring networks
- Book and magazine publishers
- Agencies, management service organizations and art dealers
- International literary, media arts and visual arts festivals

An interested applicant's 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. Those that receive funding from another Canada Council program are ineligible to apply.

An application will be given a lower priority if the applicant has already traveled to this region for similar activities.

For a list of Ineligible Activities, see the link in Pre-Application Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

You may apply at any time before your departure date. However, Cut-Off Dates, with corresponding Notification of Results Dates, are as follows:

- 22 May 2019; Notification of Results: August 2019
- 10 July 2019; Notification of Results: October 2019
- 18 September 2019; Notification of Results: December 2019
- 20 November 2019; Notification of Results: February 2020
- 22 January 2020; Notification of Results: April 2020
- 11 March 2020; Notification of Results: June 2020

To apply on the online portal, you must create an account and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply.

Each year (1 March – 28/29 February), you can apply to this component 4 times.

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

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

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For information about the grant program, contact:

Arts Abroad
Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4074

For general information about grants and applications, call 1-800-263-5588 extension 5060.

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

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