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Connecting Canadian audiences and artists

Arts Across Canada fosters meaningful relationships and exchanges between artists and the Canadian public.

Artists, arts professionals, groups and arts organizations can apply to present and share artistic work with diverse communities across the country, engage more deeply with the public and develop a stronger national profile.

Festivals and other presenters can apply to highlight the work of Canadian and international artists, and contribute to the growing dialogue and exchange on the arts in Canada.

The Canada Council for the Arts expects this program to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Canadian artists disseminate their work to communities across Canada
  • A diverse array of activities link artists with the Canadian public
  • Strategic approaches and initiatives develop Canadian markets for artists and arts professionals

Program Components


Project grants for artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations to travel within Canada to network, collaborate and build national profile

Representation and Promotion

Project grants for organizations that represent artists to travel to develop markets and promote work within Canada


The Translation component of Arts Across Canada funds activities linked to the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works into French, English, an Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, American Sign Language (ASL), Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), or any other regional Canadian or Indigenous sign language for Canadian publication or presentation. In case of sign language translation, sign language should be the language or one of the languages of performance.

Circulation and Touring

Project grants for Canadian artists, groups and organizations to circulate exhibitions and tour in Canada

Foreign Artist Tours

Project grants for Canadian arts organizations to host tours of foreign artists in Canada

Public Outreach

Project or composite grants to support activities that contribute to public appreciation of the arts in Canada

Arts Festivals and Presenters

Core grants to support Canadian organizations that strengthen artistic practice through the presentation and exhibition of Canadian and international work

The Canada Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications from culturally diverse, Deaf, disability and official language minority artists, groups and organizations. The Canada Council recognizes and affirms the Indigenous and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of this land and encourages applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups, and organizations in all its programs. Measures are in place in all programs to support these commitments.

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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

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