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Arts Across Canada – Public Outreach


Up to $100 000 per year up to 3 years


The Public Outreach component of Arts Across Canada supports activities of Canadian groups and organizations, as well as professionals in architecture, that contribute to the public appreciation and enjoyment of the arts. Grants fund a wide range of live events, publications and other initiatives that build connections between artists and diverse audiences.

You can apply for:

  • a project grant for a single activity
  • a composite grant for several activities that take place over one to three years.

Eligible Applicants

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • support groups, organizations and shared platforms
  • national arts service organizations
  • festivals, presenters and touring networks
  • book and magazine publishers
  • architects, architectural professionals, groups, collectives and firms

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

Eligible Expenses

You can apply for activities that contribute to the public’s appreciation and enjoyment of the arts, such as:

  • Exhibitions and other dissemination initiatives
  • programming events
  • non-literary publishing (excluding promotional materials)
  • knowledge-sharing events or forums
  • public development strategies and initiatives

To be eligible for a composite grant, you must have received at least 2 Canada Council project grants in the last 5 years. This excludes grants from the following components and programs:  Professional Development, Small-Scale Activities, Travel, Representation and Promotion, Digital Strategy Fund, Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, Flying Squad, and Visiting Foreign Artists.

Deadline Date

  Project Grants: 5 April 2023, 27 September 2023; Composite Grants: 27 September 2023


Contact Name: Canada Council for the Arts

Phone Number: 1-800 263-5588 or 613 566-4414


Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta ,
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