Funding to co-create arts productions

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About the program

Get a grant to cover up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000, for an artistic or financial co-production with a foreign arts organization, combining creative, financial and/or human resources
The Co-productions component of Arts Abroad provides support for the realization of new works or exhibitions developed by Canadian artistic groups and arts organizations in partnership with foreign arts organizations. Support is for artistic co-productions or financial co-productions.

Who can apply?

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • festivals and presenters
  • literary book publishers

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

Additionally, you must:

  • presently receive core (operating) support from the Canada Council.


  • have received at least 1 Canada Council project grant 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.

Organizations presently receiving core grants can submit applications for exceptional, non-recurring initiatives that fall outside of the type or scope of activities usually undertaken by the organization. You are responsible for demonstrating the exceptional nature of your project.

How to apply

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For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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