The Canada Arts Council International Travel Grant funds travel linked to international presentation, exhibition, artistic collaboration, networking and new market opportunities for Canadian artists and arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants provide support to attend significant events outside of Canada and build international presence.

You can apply for this funding at any point before the start of your project. Successful applicants will be notified usually within 3 months of submitting an application. Eligible artists, individuals, and organizations are able to receive up to $30,000 in Canada Council Travel Grants each year (March 1st – February 28th/29th).


Travel must be outside of Canada, at least 500 kilometers from your place of departure, and by invitation. You can apply for single or several destinations within one trip, to/for:

  • develop markets and networks (including participation in official showcases)present artistic work
  • explore future artistic collaborations
  • prospection for exhibition tours (directors and curators only)participate in significant events
  • build on an existing tour (for a single representative of a group or organization)

You can’t apply for activities that occur before your departure date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.


Artists and curators, arts professionals, cultural connectors and sector builders (Equity arts sector), artistic groups and collectives, artistic organizations, festivals, presenters and touring networks are all eligible to apply for Canada Council Travel Grants. Organizations presently receiving core(operating) grants CAN apply to this component.

How to Apply

Applications are made directly through the Canada Council Website, but PLEASE NOTE: you will need to create an account and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply.