Dance Touring Grants - National
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
1 May for tours occurring after this deadline. Notification of results from this competition are available in mid-July.
1 October for tours occurring after this deadline. Notification of results from this competition are available in mid-February.
If either date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed information.
The Dance Touring Grants - National program assists with travel, accommodation, per diem and freight costs incurred when a Canadian artist or dance company tours in Canada.
The objectives of this program are to:
Professional Canadian dance artists, groups, collectives and non-profit companies may apply. All dance forms of all world cultures are eligible for support.
Applicants may submit only one application per deadline. This application could include more than one set of consecutive cities.
Applicants with no prior relationship to the Canada Council are advised to contact the Program Officer before submitting an application.
- Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. They do not need to be living in Canada when they apply.
- Applicants must either be professional Canadian artists or representatives of a professional Canadian dance company or collective. The Canada Council defines a professional artist as someone who has specialized training in the field, is recognized as a professional artist by his or her peers, is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity if possible financially, and has a history of public presentation.
- At least one performance must be confirmed in writing.
Grants will not exceed 40 percent of a tour’s total expense.
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4501