The Residencies component of Arts Abroad funds activities linked to international artistic and cultural exchanges for Canadian artists, arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants support artistic growth, creative reflection and professional development within the context of an international residency.
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
You must be invited or selected by an international organization to participate in a residency of at least 1 week to a maximum of 6 months. You can apply to:
- advance artistic practice
- create work
- develop artistic networks
- promote cultural exchange
If your application is for self-directed residencies, you must instead apply to the Explore and Create: Research and Creation component.
You can't 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.
Who can apply
Types of potential applicants to this component include:
- artists and curators
- arts professionals
- 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 for exceptional projects that extend beyond regular activities. You are responsible for demonstrating the exceptional nature of your project.
Deadline and Grant Amount