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  4. Co-productions

Co-productions

Arts Abroad

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Create an account and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply

The Co-productions component of Arts Abroad provides support for the realization of new works or exhibitions developed by Canadian artistic groups and arts organizations in partnership with foreign arts organizations. Support is for artistic co-productions or financial co-productions.

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.

Activities - what is eligible

  • Artistic co-productions of new works or exhibitions in collaboration with foreign arts organizations, which result in a public presentation or publication
  • Financial co-productions by Canadian performing arts presenters and festivals investing in new works by foreign artists, which result in a public presentation in Canada

Book publishers – please familiarize yourself with the definition of eligible literary titles.

You can't apply for activities that occur before the deadline date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Who can apply

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • festivals and presenters
  • literary book publishers

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal. 
Additionally, you must:

  • presently receive core (operating) support through one of the following Canada Council programs:
    • Creation/Production in Dance: Multi-Year and Biennial Grants
    • Annual and Multi-Year Grants to Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies
    • Inter-Arts Office: Multi-Year Grants to Organizations
    • Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Multi-Year
    • New Music: Multi-Year and Annual Grants
    • Music: Grants to Professional Orchestras
    • Opera/New Opera Program: Annual and Multi-Year Grants
    • Professional Music Organizations Program: Annual and Multi-Year Grants
    • Music: Grants to Professional Choirs
    • Theatre - Multi-Year Grants to Professional Organizations (Components I, II, III)
    • Visual Arts - Assistance to Artist Run Centres
    • Grants to Art Museums and Public Galleries
    • Book Publishing Support: Block Grants
    • Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Operating Grants(Annual and Multi-year)

    OR:

  • have received at least 1 Canada Council project grant in the last 5 years. This excludes grants from Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, Flying Squad, Visiting Foreign Artists, and travel programs.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply for exceptional projects that extend beyond regular activities. You are responsible for demonstrating the exceptional nature of your project.