Canada Council for the Arts inviting Applications for Arts Across Canada
The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to invite Applications for Arts Across Canada. The Foreign Artist Tours component of Arts Across Canada supports Canadian not-for-profit arts organizations to circulate exhibitions or tour artists from around the world and provide new experiences to the Canadian public.
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.
Grant amount –up to $75 000.
Support for projects involving:
the circulation or touring of work by international artists, groups or organizations with at least 2 consecutive performances, presentations or exhibitions to 2 different cities, towns, rural communities or reserves in Canada
The following activities are not eligible for grants from the Canada Council:
activities proposed by someone under 18 years old
activities that are illegal according to the Criminal Code of Canada
artistic activities that are led by non-professionals (this does not apply to new and early career artists)
activities that are carried out to satisfy the course requirements of an educational institution
activities that directly support the delivery of an educational program or course
activities that are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (unless applying to a component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples)
self-publishing or author-subsidized publishing of literary works (unless applying to a component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples)
activities carried out by organizations that have not paid, or do not pay, fees or royalties to artists according to the standards of the arts practice or sector
Capital expenditures, unless explicitly eligible
Contests and competitions (including prizes and awards)
Contributions to endowment funds
Types of potential applicants to this component include:
festivals, presenters, and touring networks
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.
Assessment – How are decisions made?
Your application to the Foreign Artists Tours component of Arts Across Canada will be assessed by a peer assessment committee representing a discipline or group of disciplines on the following weighted criteria, and must receive a minimum score in each category to be considered for a grant:
Artistic Merit 50% (minimum score of 35 out of 50)
The artistic quality of the selected work
The artistic rationale for the project in relation to your organization’s mission and intended public
Impact 30% (minimum score of 15 out of 30)
The potential of the project to enhance the Canadian public’s appreciation of the arts
Feasibility 20% (minimum score of 10 out of 20)
The capacity and experience you and your partners have to undertake the project
A reasonable budget
Required information and support material
Once registered in the portal, you will need to provide information about:
your project and its potential impact
the works selected for presentation and the foreign artists
your marketing and outreach strategies
the partners, if any
You will also need to include:
samples of the selected work
contracts or letters of intent with the selected artists
letters of intent with partners, if applicable
a list of the creative team and touring personnel
For more information, visit https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/arts-across-canada/foreign-artist-tours