Value: Generally, up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $200,000.


The Circulation and Touring component of Arts Abroad funds activities linked to artistic exchange and networking for Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants help build international exposure and increase the visibility of Canadian artists and their works abroad. International presenters, partners or host organizations must pay performance or exhibition fees to the presented artists, groups or organizations.


o      Artists and curators

o      Artistic groups and collectives

o      Artistic organizations

o      First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists, groups, collectives and not-for-profit organizations

o      Media arts distribution centres and festivals

o      Canadian and international visual arts festivals

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

Eligible Expenses:

o      Circulation or touring of artists, exhibitions, or artistic works to 1 or more international locations

o      Cross-border Canada/United States tours with a majority of events in the US

International presenters, partners or host organizations must contribute financially to the tour. This can include the payment of performance or exhibition fees, providing a share of the admission fees or box office sales and, in exceptional circumstances, a contribution to accommodation or other touring costs.

Projects that are self-organized, self-presented or self-promoted are not eligible.


o      December 5, 2017

o      February 20, 2018

Contact: Arts Abroad | 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4074 |