Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages

Funds for market access for artists and arts organizations from official language minority communities

As a partner of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, the Canada Council for the Arts will distribute a total of $2.75 million under a market access strategy for artists and arts organizations belonging to official language minority communities.

The Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities is a commitment by the Government of Canada to ensure the linguistic vitality of both French and English throughout Canada, empower official language minority communities, and promote the importance and benefits of two official languages for our national identity.

Highlights

This year, $250,000 are available for projects that meet the objectives of the Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Artists and Arts Organizations. The funds invested will then progressively increase every year for the rest of the Roadmap’s timeframe.

The strategy’s objectives are to:

  • expand national and international market access for works by artists from official language minority communities;
  • contribute to the development of new national and international markets for art produced by these communities;
  • strengthen the ability of artists and arts organizations from official language minority communities to succeed outside their local markets.

Under the Roadmap, the Government of Canada is also channeling $800,000 per year through its National Translation Program for Book Publishing to the Book Publishing Support: Translation Grants program administered by the Canada Council.

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