1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Arts Abroad
  4. Representation and Promotion

Representation and Promotion

Arts Abroad

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Apply on the portal

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

Due to COVID-19: 

  • the Canada Council has established a blackout period during which time we will not be supporting travel-related activities  
  • there may be restrictions or conditions on projects in which public gatherings are an essential part  
  • exceptionally, for components that were temporarily suspended, activities and costs incurred before an application submission date may be eligible. Please refer to our Deadlines and Notification of Results page and contact the relevant program 

Our guidelines and forms will not reflect these changes; for details please visit our COVID-19: Information and support for the arts sector web page. 

The Representation and Promotion component of Arts Abroad funds travel linked to the international promotion of Canadian artists and artistic works. Grants are available for registered or incorporated Canadian arts organizations to represent Canadian artists and develop their presence internationally, and establish a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market. Grants are also available to foreign arts organizations that invite Canadian artists to present artistic works and to Canadian arts organizations that bring international buyers to Canada.

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 kilometers from your place of departure. You can apply for single or several destinations within 1 trip and for multiple trips within 1 application, to:

  • formally represent and promote Canadian artists (i.e. through a contractual relationship)
  • build on an existing tour (for artists' representatives only)
  • bring international buyers to Canada
  • lead a Canadian delegation abroad

 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:

  • support groups, organizations and shared platforms
  • national arts service organizations
  • festivals, presenters and touring networks
  • book and magazine publishers
  • agencies, management service organizations and art dealers
  • international literary, media arts and visual arts festivals

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.