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Arts Across Canada – Circulation and Touring | Canada Council of the Arts:


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


The Circulation and Touring component of Arts Across Canada funds touring and exhibition activities of Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants support the presentation and exhibition of performances and works by Canadian artists which build national exposure and reach Canadian audiences.

Eligible Applicants

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artists and curators
  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists, groups, collectives and not-for-profit organizations
  • media arts distribution centres and festivals

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

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

Eligible Expenses

Destinations must be at least 250 kilometers from your place of departure for:

  • the circulation or touring of artists, exhibitions or artistic works to 3 or more Canadian destinations (art exhibitions must include at least 2 destinations outside your home province or territory)
  • cross-border Canada/United States tours with the majority of events in Canada
  • self-presentation and/or circulation and touring to fewer than 3 Canadian destinations, if you provide a strong market development rationale or outreach strategy

Deadline Date

  Any time before the start of your project/activity. Cut-off dates apply.
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