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Canada Arts Presentation Fund – Programming: Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters – Applications due April 1, 2023

March 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters sub-component of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) supports existing professional arts festivals and performing arts series presenters to offer activities that connect artists with Canadians in their communities. This is primarily achieved through performances, as well as through audience development and outreach initiatives such as pre- or post-show panel discussions, public lectures and workshops, residencies, demonstrations, public rehearsals, and other forms of community engagement activities.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding from the Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters sub-component, your organization must be:

  • a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act or the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation);
  • a provincial, territorial or municipal institution (including agencies and public educational institutions that organize presentation activities for the public); or
  • an Indigenous institution or organization (Inuit, Métis, First Nations).

Full eligibility requirements are detailed in the Application Guidelines.

Application deadlines

April 1st and October 1st for projects which will occur after April 1st of the following year:

  • April 1st is the application deadline for projects starting between April 1st and June 30th of the following year.
  • All other applicants must contact their regional office to determine which deadline is appropriate for their organization.

When an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day.

Learn more and apply here!


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