Type of Program:



The Translation component of Arts Abroad funds the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works for international presentation or publication.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant of up to $20,000 for each translation.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must be:

  • international literary publishers and theatre organizations,
  • theatre and multidisciplinary groups and collectives,
  • theatre companies and dramaturgical organizations,
  • multidisciplinary organizations.

Theatre organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component. Other organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants cannot apply.

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 applicants complete the translation. 

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide:

  1. 1
    information about their project and its potential impact, and their budget,
  2. 2
    information about their promotion plan, for literary translations,
  3. 3
    a copy of the original book or script,
  4. 4
    the translator’s biography,
  5. 5
    and for literary works a signed copy of a contract with the Canadian publisher, author, literary agent or translation rights holder.

Other Things to Note:

Application limits – One can receive grants for up to 2 translations per year (1 March – 28/29 February).

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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