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Translating your application - core (operating) grants only

In most cases, applications for core grants must be translated into the other official language. Translations are due 2 weeks after the application deadline. Deadline dates and other details for each component are in the program guidelines.

In the assessment of core grant applications, it is important to protect and promote the full equality of Canada’s two official languages, while maintaining a pan-Canadian perspective. The Canada Council therefore uses peer assessment committees that work in both English and French for these grants (with the exception of language-based artistic practices such as Theatre and Literature). In such cases, we require translation of text portions of your application - but not budgets or other attachments - into French or into English. You have 2 options for the translation:

  1. Ask Council to provide the translation

    In this situation, the Canada Council will arrange for translation of your application.

    You must submit your application by the program component deadline date and indicate in the application form that you would like the Canada Council to arrange for the translation.

  2. Provide your own translation

    In this situation, you choose your own translator and upload the translated text in the portal within 2 weeks of the translation deadline date indicated in the program guidelines.

    Council will reimburse you for costs to a set maximum amount based on the rates below, upon receipt of a copy of the invoice the translator sent to you. The number of words translated must be indicated on the invoice. The Canada Council will not reimburse the translator directly.


Core grant component 2-year requests 3-year requests
Artist-Driven Organizations $1800 n/a
Artistic Institutions $2200 n/a
Artistic Catalysts n/a $2200
Indigenous Organizations $2000 n/a
Support Organizations n/a $2000
National Arts Service Organizations n/a $2000
Arts Festivals and Presenters n/a $2000