With the help of the Travel component of Arts Across Canada, Canadian artists, arts professionals, creative groups, and arts organizations can showcase their work, exhibit it, collaborate on projects, network, and expand their market potential. Grants help festivals and presenters do research for Canadian artistic programming, create a national profile, and participate in key events.
Suppose you are having trouble and self-identify as one of the following. In that case, you may be qualified for Application Assistance to pay someone to assist you with the application process: to spend money on assistance with the application process if you need it and self-identify as:
- a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis artist who faces challenges due to language, geography, or culture
- an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is dealing with mental illness.
Grant amount – Up to $30 000 per year
Which Activities Are Eligible for the Funding?
Travel within Canada must be on an invitation-only basis and at least 300 kilometres from your point of departure. An invitation is also required for travel from an international departure to a Canadian destination.
You may apply to one or more destinations during a single journey to/for:
- build networks and marketplaces (including participation in official showcases)
- current artistic output explores potential future artistic partnerships
- enhance a current tour (for a single representative of a group or organization)
- prospecting for museum tours (directors and curators only)
- take part in important events
For the following activity, which doesn’t call for an invitation, you can also conduct research on creative content for programming in Canadian festivals, exhibitions, or performances.
What Kind of Activities Are Disqualified for Funding?
The following activities are not eligible for funds from the Canada Council in addition to the requirements listed in the application profiles:
- actions that a person under the age of 18 has suggested
- actions that are prohibited by the Criminal Code of Canada and are conducted by amateur artists (this does not apply to new and early career artists)
- activities that are carried out to fulfil a school’s course requirements, actions that directly assist in the execution of a course or programme
- Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples is a project that is part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
- (Unless applying to a section of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples) Self-publishing or author-sponsored publishing of literary works
- actions were taken by businesses who have not paid, or who do not pay, fees or royalties to artists in accordance with the standards of the practice or sector of the arts
- fundraising efforts
- capital expenses unless otherwise excluded
- Contests and contests (including honours and prizes), excluding practice in urban arts like poetry slams, street dance fights, and powwow hip-hop.
- gifts made to endowment funds
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
Potential applicants for this component come in the following forms:
- Artists and curators are experts in the arts.
- sector builders and cultural links (Equity arts sector)
- creative collectives and groups,
- festivals, presenters, and travelling networks for the arts
The validated profile you establish in the portal will determine whether you are eligible to apply for this component. Organizations that currently receive operating funding from the core component are eligible to apply.
Expenses – What Is Eligible?
- Transportation expenses (example: airfare, train tickets, bus fare, kilometric rates, taxi and shuttle fares)
- Accommodation and lodging expenses
- Meals and Per Diems
Maximum amounts are based on the travel distance between departure location and destination (or the furthest destination for single trips with multiple stops), combined with accommodation expenses and meals up to a maximum of 5 days ($150 per day, per person).
Travel within Canada:
- 300 km (minimum) – 500 km: up to $1,000 max. per person
- 501 km – 1000 km: up to $1,250 max. per person
- 1001 km – 2000 km: up to $1,750 max. per person
- 2001 km – 3000 km: up to $2,250 max. per person
- 3001 km – 5000 km or more: up to $3,250 max. per person
Travel from outside of Canada:
- Travel from the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands: maximum $1,750 per person
- Travel from Europe and South America: maximum $2,250 per person
- Travel from Asia, Australia, and Oceania: maximum $2,750 per person
- Travel from Africa: maximum $3,250 per person
Additional eligible expenses, if applicable:
- Shipping and additional baggage: maximum $2,500 per application
- Northern allowance: maximum $2,000 per person
Ineligible expenses include:
- Insurance (travel, baggage, medical, etc.)
- Registration fees
- Material costs: equipment rental, promotional material, printing
- Artist fees, salaries, translators
- Accessibility costs (you may submit an Access support request)
How Are Grants Awarded?
An internal committee will evaluate your submission for the Arts Across Canada Travel component based on the following weighted criteria; to be eligible for a grant, your submission must receive a minimum score in each category.
40% of an effect (minimum score of 25 out of 40)
The project’s capacity to: forge relationships, share knowledge, and create new opportunities
40% of a topic is relevant (minimum score of 25 out of 40)
• The project’s justification, including its timeliness and suitability; • The event’s suitability or the participation of the partners or host organizations;
20% likelihood of success (minimum score of 10 out of 20)
• Your and your partners’ or hosts’ organizations’ ability to complete the project; • A fair budget
How to Apply?
Not on the official application form is this one. To apply, you must use the portal.
After registering in the portal, you must enter details regarding your project, prospective effects, and trip arrangements.
The event, partners, or host organizations; your budget; as appropriate, a minimum of one invitation or meeting confirmation must also be included.
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