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Canada Arts Presentation Fund




The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series (arts presenters) and organizations that offer support to arts presenters.

The CAPF has two main components – Programming and Development.

Eligible Applicants

Professional arts festivals, performing arts series presenters, and presenter support organizations, as well as new arts presenters in under-served regions.

For more detailed information on your eligibility on each of the components, please click the link indicated below.

Eligible Expenses

  • Programming
    • Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters – this stream provides support to existing professional arts festivals and performing arts series presenters, to offer a variety of professional artistic experiences to Canadians.
    • Presenter Support Organizations – this stream provides support to existing presenter support organizations, to assist with activities and services that help arts presenters to evolve professionally in their field.
  • Development
    • This component provides support for the emergence of arts presenters and presenter support organizations for under-served communities or artistic practices.

*An organization cannot apply to the “Programming” component and the “Development” component in the same year for its regular programming activities.

*For more detailed information, please click the link indicated below.

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Department of Canadian Heritage

Phone Number: 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)

E-mail Address:


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