Travel Grants for Theatre Artistic Directors, Administrators and Presenters
Any time (at least 6 weeks before departure date)
The objective of this program is to enhance the production and dissemination of Canadian theatre artworks in Canada. It provides travel assistance to professional Canadian theatre artistic directors, administrators and presenters to see or to discuss future productions or presentations of Canadian plays.
Eligible applicants include Canadian theatre artistic directors, administrators, presenters and festival directors representing non-profit organizations. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Applicants must be attending performances of a Canadian work or discussing possibilities of producing or presenting it in their ongoing programming. An eligible event is defined as an artistic performance of a Canadian play presented in Canada by professional Canadian artists or companies eligible for Canada Council for the Arts support.
This Canada Council program is accessible to Aboriginal artists or arts organizations and artists or arts organizations from diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.
Note that meeting the eligibility criteria allows you to apply to the program. However, it does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.
In order to be eligible, your date of travel must occur after receipt of your application. The Canada Council does not provide retroactive funding.
Applicants may request a kilometrage allowance for travel by automobile or a return economy fare for travel by air, train or bus. All other expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.
Generally, grants cover interprovincial/territorial travel only. Travel within a province or territory may be covered on an exceptional basis when the distance is greater than 500 kilometres (one way).
Applicants should not include GST or provincial taxes as part of their request amount if these expenses will be reimbursed to the company.
These grants provide fixed amounts of $500, $750, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 or $2,500, depending on the needs of applicants. They should apply for the fixed amount that covers the costs to be incurred during travel. Note that the fixed amounts of $1,500, $2,000 and $2,500 are available only to applicants who are travelling to or from northern Canada. Applications may include more than one destination and applicants must justify the amount requested.
An applicant may receive a maximum of $2,500 per year between 1 April to 31 March each year.
Travel Assistance for Theatre Artistic Directors, Administrators and Presenters (pdf, 128 KB)
This form can only be printed and cannot be filled out on-line.
This information sheet provides a summary of the Travel Assistance for Theatre Artistic Directors, Administrators and Presenters program. For further details, contact the Theatre Section.
Robert Allen, Nancy Guertin or Bruce Sinclair
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
Telephone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or (613) 566-4414 (Linda Nickolson, Program Assistant, ext. 4483)
Fax: (613) 566-4410