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Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund

Strategic Funds

The Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund aims to increase access of applicants from OLMCs to a diversity of markets and publics.

This fund supports Canadian professional artists, arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations who self-identify as belonging to an OLMC (defined as groups of people whose maternal or chosen official language is not the majority language in their province or territory – in other words, Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones outside of Quebec).


You may be eligible for Application Assistance to pay someone to help you with the application process if you are experiencing difficulty and self-identify as:

  • an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness
  • a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.

What you can apply for

Activities that directly support a market access and development strategy including (but not limited to):

  • market research (collecting data, market analysis, developing a better comprehension of the target market, developing a plan, etc.)
  • presence at cultural trade fairs, participation in showcases, and other types of travel, including touring
  • professional development such as residencies and exchanges with an emphasis on Market Access
  • capacity-building services such as the development of workshops or online tools for Market Access purposes
  • sub- and sur-titling for performing and media arts
  • translation of promotional materials

Who can apply

You must:

  • self-identify in the portal as an OLMC
  • be eligible to Canada Council programs.

Your eligibility to apply to this fund is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

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

Deadline and Grant Amount

Any time before the start date of your project or activity

Up to

$60 000


For more information 

Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund

E-mail: olmcmarketaccess@canadacouncil.ca