Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Service Delivery Standards for this funding program.

CAPF Objective

The objective of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. The CAPF recognizes that arts presenters are key partners in achieving this objective by providing financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations.

CAPF Expected results

  • Arts presenters offer a variety of professional artistic experiences to Canadians;
  • Canadians in all regions of the country engage and participate in a variety of professional artistic experiences;
  • Arts presenters and presenter support organizations undertake professional development opportunities to strengthen the practices of the CAPF presenting community;
  • Arts presenters undertake their activities within a healthy Canadian presenting environment.

Ultimately, the long-term results of the CAPF will allow Canadians to experience and value professional artistic experiences.

Who can apply?

Canadian, non-profit organizations incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act or under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation) as an Arts Presenter or a Presenter Support Organization. An Arts Presenter must present, in a professional manner, artistic experiences originating from more than one province or territory. A Presenter Support Organization must have a core focus on strengthening arts presentation in Canada, by offering activities and services to Arts Presenters. Provincial, territorial or municipal institutions (including agencies and public educational institutions that organize presentation activities for the public), as well as Aboriginal peoples institutions or organizations of Status or Non-Status Indians, Inuit and Métis are also eligible. Please refer to the CAPF guidelines for more details on eligibility.

CAPF Components / Guidelines and Application Forms

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund delivers its funding through two components:

Development Component – to support the emergence of arts presenters and presenter support organizations for under- served communities or artistic practices. For more information on the Development Component please contact a Regional Office of the Department of Canadian Heritage

Your organization cannot apply to both components in the same year for your regular programming activities.

Summary of CAPF activities

Canada Arts Presentation Fund annually supports approximately 600 professional arts festivals and performing arts series as well as other activities related to art presentation in more than 250 cities or communities across Canada.

For more information

Please contact the nearest Department of Canadian Heritage regional office.