Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Service Delivery Standards for this funding program.
- CAPF Objective
- CAPF Expected Results
- Who can apply?
- CAPF Components / Guidelines and Application Forms
- Summary of CAPF activities
- For more information
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 Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation) that present, in a professional manner, artistic experiences originating from more than one province or territory; or with a core focus on strengthening arts presentation in Canada. Provincial, territorial or municipal institutions (including educational institutions that organize presentation activities for the public), as well as similar institutions or organizations of Status or Non-Status Indians, Inuit and Métis are also eligible.
CAPF Components / Guidelines and Application Forms
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund delivers its funding through two components:
- Programming Component – to support existing:
- Development Component – to support the emergence of arts presenters and presenter support organizations for under- served communities or artistic practices. (Please contact your regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage for further details on the Development Component application).
Your organization cannot apply to both components in the same year for your regular programming activities.
For Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters:
There are two application deadlines for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF): April 30th and September 30th for activities which will occur after April 1st of the following year:
- April 30th is the application deadline for activities 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.
For Presenter Support Organizations:
The application deadline for Presenter Support Organizations is April 30th, for activities which will occur after April 1st of the following year.
Please contact your Regional Office for details.
For Development Component:
Please contact the nearest Department of Canadian Heritage regional office for further details on the Development Component application.
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 224 cities or communities across Canada.
For more information
Please contact the nearest Department of Canadian Heritage regional office.