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You can apply by email to artsabroad.6001@canadacouncil.ca or by mail/courier until the end of June 2017 – refer to the instructions with the guidelines. After this time, you must use the portal to apply.

June 5, apply on the portal

Register at least 30 days before you want to apply

The Travel component of Arts Abroad funds travel linked to international presentation, exhibition, artistic collaboration, networking and new market opportunities for Canadian artists and arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants provide support to attend significant events outside of Canada and build international presence.

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.

To calculate the amount you can request for travel costs, see the fixed travel rates.

Activities - what is eligible

Travel must be outside of Canada, at least 500 kilometres from your place of departure, and by invitation. You can apply for single or several destinations within one trip, to:

  • develop markets and networks (including participation in official showcases)
  • present artistic work
  • participate in significant events
  • explore future artistic collaborations
  • build on an existing tour (for a single representative of a group or organization)
  • prospection for exhibition tours (directors and curators only)

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
  • cultural connectors and sector builders (Equity arts sector)
  • 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 to this component.