Audience and Market Development Travel Grants: Asia-Pacific Visual Arts Delegation (October 12-27, 2013)
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.
10 June 2013
If this 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 Asia-Pacific Visual Arts Delegation supports professional critics and curators (independent and non-independent) in furthering their curatorial practice and career in an international context. It is a four-year commitment to providing access to Asia-Pacific arts communities and markets.
In 2013, the delegation will be composed of up to six members to attend the Aichi Triennale, Setouchi Triennale, and Singapore Biennale, from October 12-27, 2013 (dates subject to change). There will be a planned itinerary consisting of openings, receptions, studio visits, meetings with key professionals, and more. Subsequent years will involve a different mix of events in the Asia-Pacific region, to be determined at a later date and in consideration of impact and timing.
To apply to the Canada Council for the Arts, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
You must also meet the Canada Council’s definition of a critic or curator (independent and non-independent), which is someone who:
- has specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
- is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (working in the same artistic tradition)
- is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially
- has a history of public presentation or publication.
Specific eligibility criteria
A Critic must have written at least three (3) critical texts or reviews that have been published in a professional context over a three year period after specialized training.
A Curator must have made at least three (3) public exhibitions of their work in a professional context over a three year period after specialized training.
Grants are allocated to cover travel and accommodation costs, and per diem.
Audience and Market Development Office
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. 4216