Type of Program:



The Representation and Promotion component of Arts Abroad provides grants for registered or incorporated Canadian arts organizations to represent Canadian artists and develop their presence internationally, and establish a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market. Grants are also available to foreign arts organizations that invite Canadian artists to present artistic works and to Canadian arts organizations that bring international buyers to Canada.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $30,000.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must be:

  • support groups, organizations and shared platforms,
  • national arts service organizations,
  • festivals, presenters and touring networks,
  • book and magazine publishers,
  • agencies, management service organizations and art dealers,
  • international literary, media arts and visual arts festivals.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component.

Applications Steps:


The applicant must register in the portal at least 30 days before applying.


Applicant's eligibility is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.


Applications must be submitted any time before departure date. 

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide:

  1. 1
    information about their project and its potential impact, their travel plans, their budget, the event, partners or host organizations,
  2. 2
    a list of represented artists,
  3. 3
    letters of invitation or written confirmation, if applicable.

Other Things to Note:

Application limits – each year (1 March – 28/29 February), one can apply to this component 4 times and receive a maximum of $30,000.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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