Arts Abroad’s Co-productions component supports the development of new works or exhibitions created by Canadian artistic groups and arts organizations in collaboration with international arts organizations. Support is available for artistic or financial co-productions. This component also supports the participation of Canadian artists or arts organizations in international exchanges and training opportunities.
The Co-productions component of Arts Abroad contributes to the development of new works or exhibitions by:
- Supporting the participation of Canadian artists or arts organizations in international co-productions;
- Facilitating the exchange of information and resources between Canadian and international arts organizations;
- Providing opportunities for Canadian artists or arts organizations to develop new works or exhibitions in collaboration with international partners;
- Supporting the participation of Canadian artists or arts organizations in international exchanges and training opportunities.
What Activities Are Eligible?
- Co-productions of new works or exhibitions with international arts groups that culminate in a public presentation or publishing
- Financial co-productions between Canadian performing arts producers and festivals with international performers, resulting in a public presentation in Canada.
Please familiarise yourself with the definition of qualifying literary works and book publishers. Activities that occur before the deadline, get support from another Canada Council program, or are on the general list of ineligible activities are not eligible.
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
The following are examples of probable candidates for this component:
- Artistic groups and collectives
- Artistic organizations
- Festivals and presenters
- Literary book publishers
The approved profile produced in the portal determines your eligibility to apply to this component.
In addition, you must:
- Have received core support from the Canada Council currently
- You must have received at least one Canada Council project award in the recent five years. 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 are excluded.
Organizations currently receiving core funding can apply for one-time, non-recurring initiatives outside of the nature or scope of operations that the organization undertakes typically. You are in charge of proving the uniqueness of your project.
You must follow the below-mentioned process to submit your application for this grant:
- Step 1: To apply for funds, you must first create an account and at least one applicant profile.
- Step 2: Staff from the Canada Council will check your application profile to ensure that you are qualified to apply for the programs. Once this is completed, you will receive an email notification (this may take 15 business days).
- Step3: You can start applying to programs using your application profile after being validated. Before you apply, read the guidelines and look at the application form.
- Step 4: Your application will be evaluated using weighted assessment criteria by a committee of peers or Canada Council program officers.
- Step 5: If your grant application is approved, you will receive information about award payments, terms, conditions, and your application’s results.
- Step 6: You must report on the results if you have received a grant.
You can receive Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per project.
Direct costs related to the activity, including:
- for artistic co-productions:
- remuneration of artistic and technical personnel
- artistic and production or publication expenses
- space, equipment, and artistic materials
- accommodation and per diem
- promotion and project management expenses
- for financial co-productions:
- co-production fees to the international artist, group, or organization
How Are Decisions Determined in the Assessment Process?
Your application to Arts Abroad’s Co-productions component will be evaluated on the following weighted criteria by a peer assessment committee representing a discipline or group of disciplines. It must receive a minimum score in each category to be selected for a grant:
50 percent for artistic merit (minimum score of 35 out of 50)
- The creative rationale, including the timeliness and fitness of the project
- The suitability and involvement of your partners
- The artistic rationale, including timeliness and suitability of the project
30 percent impact (a minimum of 15 points out of a possible 30)
The project’s potential to:
- expand and strengthen your worldwide reputation, as well as the international profile of Canadian artists or arts practices;
- build international relationships; and
- provide prospects
20 percent feasibility (minimum score of 10 out of 20)
- Your and your partners’ ability and experience to complete the project.
- An appropriate budget.
What Are the Deadlines?
- 27 April 2022
- 7 December 2022