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Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund


Up to $60, 000


The Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund aims to increase access of applicants from OLMCs to a diversity of markets and publics.

This fund supports Canadian professional artists, arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations who self-identify as belonging to an OLMC (defined as groups of people whose maternal or chosen official language is not the majority language in their province or territory – in other words, Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones outside of Quebec).

Eligible Applicants

You must:

  • self-identify in the portal as an OLMC
  • be eligible to Canada Council programs

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

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this fund for exceptional projects that extend beyond regular activities.  You are responsible for demonstrating the exceptional nature of your project.

Eligible Expenses

Activities that directly support a market access and development strategy including (but not limited to):

  • market research (collecting data, market analysis, developing a better comprehension of the target market, developing a plan, etc.)
  • presence at cultural trade fairs, participation in showcases, and other types of travel, including touring
  • professional development such as residencies and exchanges with an emphasis on market access
  • capacity-building services such as the development of workshops or online tools for market access purposes
  • sub- and sur-titling for performing and media arts
  • translation of promotional materials

Deadline Date

  Ongoing, Any time before the start date of your project or activity.


Contact Name: Megan Leduc (Associate Program Officer, Arts Across Canada and Arts Abroad(

Phone Number: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4264

E-mail Address:


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