Canada Council for the Arts: Foreign Artist Tours Grants Program

Canada Council for the Arts: Foreign Artist Tours Grants Program


Deadline: 9-Dec-20

The Canada Council for the Arts is accepting applications for the Foreign Artist Tours Grants Program. 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.

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Funding Information

Amount – 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.
Eligible Expenses

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Travel costs within Canada, including:

Transportation;
accommodation and per diem;
additional shipping or baggage costs directly related to your activity.
Who can apply?

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

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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.

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:

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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)

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The capacity and experience you and your partners have to undertake the project;
A reasonable budget.
Required information and support material – What you need to apply

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;
Your itinerary;
Your budget.
You will also need to include:

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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

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