Open Call for Foreign Artist Tours Grant Program

Canada Council for the Arts

Relevent Country: Canada

The Canada Council for the Arts is inviting Canadian not-for-profit arts organizations for Foreign Artist Tours component of Arts Across Canada to circulate exhibitions or tour artists from around the world and provide new experiences to the Canadian public.

Funding Information
Up to $75, 000

Eligible Activities

  • 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

Ineligible Activities
In addition to the criteria set out in the applicant profiles, 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 the standards of the arts practice or sector
  • Fundraising activities
  • Capital expenditures, unless explicitly eligible
  • Contests and competitions (including prizes and awards), except practices in:
  • Powwow
  • Hip-hop and urban arts – such as street dance battles, poetry slams, etc.
  • Contributions to endowment funds

Eligibility Criteria
Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • Artistic organizations
  • Festivals, presenters and touring networks
  • 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.

Source: https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/arts-across-canada/foreign-artist-tours