Canada Council for the Arts – Representation and Promotion Component of Arts Abroad


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.

Application Assistance funding is available for persons who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process.


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:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide:

  1. information about their project and its potential impact, their travel plans, their budget, the event, partners or host organizations,
  2. a list of represented artists,
  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.

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