The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) gives Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities by providing financial assistance to arts presenters that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations.
As part of Canada's Creative Export Strategy, CAPF has been provided USD 372,625 (CAD 500,000 ) per year from 2017-2018 to 2022-2023 to support the promotion of Canadian artists to international markets through festivals and contact events, by supporting delegations of international presenters to participate at Canadian festivals, contact events or presenter conferences as well as delegations of Canadian arts presenters to attend international arts events.
Eligible activities include:
* Delegations of international presenters to participate at Canadian festivals, as well as contact events or presenter conferences with a 'market' or 'showcase' component as a core activity.
* Delegations of Canadian arts presenters to attend international arts events which facilitate peer-to-peer contact, and which are essential for the promotion of Canadian artists in international markets.
The number of delegations of Canadian arts presenters at international arts events has steadily increased. In 2017-18 there were 19 delegations, 2018-19 there were 24 delegations and 2019-20 there were 29 delegations.
Expected results include an increase in the number and quality of opportunities for interactions between international and Canadian artists and presenters leading to reciprocal participation of Canadian arts presenters at international events.
CAPF has been provided 383,000 (CAD 500,000) per year from 2017-18 to 2022-23.