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*New* Updated guidelines for the Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German. Read more below.

Bringing Canadian Arts to Germany

The Canada Council for the Arts is bringing Canadian arts to Germany in 2020 with three one-time initiatives.

In the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair—where Canada will be the Guest of Honour—the German arts and cultural scenes will showcase Canadian creativity.

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to contribute to Canada’s participation as Guest of Honour country (GoH) at the Frankfurt Book Fair, in collaboration with federal partners at Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage.

This is a unique opportunity to share the diversity of Canada’s artistic, literary and cultural expression with Germany.

Canada as Guest of Honour: Special Initiative for Canadian Artists

The Canada Council has created an initiative to support Canadian artists, groups and organizations with artistic engagements in Germany from October 16, 2019, to October 18, 2020.

Canada as Guest of Honour: Special Initiative for German Cultural Organizations

The Canada Council has set up an initiative to support non-commercial German organizations to present Canadian arts and culture in Germany during this Guest of Honour year.

Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German

The Canada Council has partnered with the Department of Canadian Heritage to offer a funding initiative for the translation of Canadian literary and non-literary works into German.

Associated Initiatives

Canada FBM2020

Canada FBM2020 is responsible for the design and implementation of literary programming in Germany.

For more information, visit www.canadafbm2020.com

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Tanzmesse

Bringing Dance from Canada to Germany! Call to Canadian dance artists, collectives, groups and arts organizations.

Learn more

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jazzahead!

Canada will be the focus of jazzahead! 2020

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Canada Guest of Honour Special Initiative for Canadian Artists

 

 

Application information

Who can apply?

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artists and curators
  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • cultural connectors and sector builders (equity arts sector)
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists, groups, collectives and not-for-profit organizations
  • media arts distribution centres and festivals
  • Canadian and international visual arts festivals

What can I apply for?

Activities that result in a public presentation in Germany including:

  • circulation and touring of artists, exhibitions, or artistic works to a minimum of one city
  • build on an existing tour
  • present artistic works
  • participation in official showcases
  • residency activities that include a public showing
  • community engagement projects
  • artistic co-productions of new works or exhibitions in collaboration with German arts organizations

How can I apply?

You must provide an official letter of invitation from a German presenter, festival or host organization. These activities must take place in Germany between 16 October 2019 and 18 October 2020.

Projects that are self-presented or self-promoted are not eligible.

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.

Application Assistance

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.

How will my project be assessed?

If eligible, your application will be assessed by an internal committee – which may include representatives from the Embassy of Canada in Germany – on weighted criteria detailed in the guidelines.

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/activity until 3 June 2020

100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of

$200,000

Resources

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Canada as Guest of Honour: Special Initiative for German Cultural Organizations

 

 

Application information

Who can apply?

Types of potential applicants to this initiative include German cultural institutions, organizations, presenters, festivals, and hosts of a non-commercial nature.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for a range of artistic activities that result in public performances, presentations, exhibitions or screenings of Canadian artists, groups and organizations. These activities must take place in Germany between 16 October 2019 and 18 October 2020.

How can I apply?

You must submit your completed application form and budget in English or French as 1 attachment by email to CanadaGermany2020@canadacouncil.ca.

How will my application be assessed?

If eligible, your application will be assessed by an internal committee – which may include representatives from the Embassy of Canada in Germany – on weighted criteria detailed in the guidelines.

For More Information

Rochelle Hum

Program Officer, Project Lead for Frankfurt 2020

E-mail: Rochelle.Hum@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4501

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4501

Deadline and Grant Amount

Any time before the start date of your project/activity until 3 June 2020.

70% of eligible expenses to a maximum of

$300,000 CAN (approximately €200,000)

Resources

*New* Updated guidelines for the Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German. Read more below.

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Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German 

Application information

Who can apply?

  • Book publishers operating in German-speaking markets

What can you apply for?

  • Translation of Canadian works into German
  • Expenses for associated promotional and production costs

How can I apply?

Complete and submit the application forms by email (preferred) or by mail/courier.

How will my application be assessed

An internal committee organized by the Canada Council assesses the applications based on the established categories and weighted criteria detailed in the Frankfurt 2020: Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German guidelines. The Canada Council may also seek input from outside experts as needed.

For more information

Lien De Nil

Program Officer, Supporting Artistic Practice

E-mail: lien.denil@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4148

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4148

Deadline and Grant Amount

CALENDAR
Any time before the translation is completed

Up to

50% of translation costs up to $20,000

Up to

$2,000

to cover promotion expenses

Up to

$4,000

to cover production expenses for certain types of books

Resources

Canada celebrated at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair

As the Guest of Honour country of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020, Canada will be responsible for designing and building a pavilion that will feature the country’s rich talent and cultural diversity. The pavilion, which will occupy the Fair’s main stage, will be filled with various Canadian cultural exhibitions; it will also offer programming such as author readings, dance, film and music that will promote Canadian artists and cultural entrepreneurs on the international scene. In the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair, the German arts and cultural scenes will showcase Canadian creativity and the Canada Council with different federal partners at Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage offer different initiatives to support a vibrant, diversified and strong Canadian artistic presence.

 

About the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair serves as the largest global marketplace for publishers, retailers, librarians, editors and authors to network, generate new business, and buy and sell book rights and licenses. The Fair is a central hub showcasing technology and innovation in the book publishing sector, with around 275,000 visitors and 10,000 media representatives attending each year.