Type of Program:



The Travel component of Arts Abroad funds travel linked to international presentation, exhibition, artistic collaboration, networking and new market opportunities for Canadian artists and arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants provide support to attend significant events outside of Canada and build international presence.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $30,000 per year (1 March – 28/29 February).

When It Ends:



Rolling Deadline


Applicants must be:

  • artists and curators,
  • arts professionals,
  • cultural connectors and sector builders (Equity arts sector),
  • artistic groups and collectives,
  • artistic organizations.
  • traveling outside of Canada, at least 500 kilometers from their place of departure, and by invitation. 

Organizations presently receiving core 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. 

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
    at least 1 invitation or meeting confirmation.

Other Things to Note:

Application limits – One can apply once for any combination of activities (see Activities – What can I apply for?), and make up to 2 additional applications to showcase at trade fairs or similar key events in the performing arts.

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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