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Arts Across Canada - Translation

Grants to Canada Arts Companies, Groups, and
Organizations to Translate Dramatic and Literary Works

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Canada Council for the Arts

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Grants to Canada artistic companies, groups, and organizations to translate Canadian dramatic or literary works into English, French, or an Aboriginal language, for Canadian presentation or publication. Applicants must create an account in the online grants portal at least 30 days prior to applying.

Your application can include one or more requests to:

  • Translate Canadian-authored literary work into French, English or an Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, for publication
  • Translate and surtitle Canadian-authored dramatic work into French, English or an Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, for Canadian presentation

In addition, you can apply once per year for an Annual Supplement for reading fees, bilingual editing, and promotional expenses.

Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177884

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants provide up to $25,000 for each translation, plus an Annual Supplement for targeted costs.

Annual Supplement costs:
-Up to $1,500 per year for reading fees for prospective titles (from a freelance professional reader)
-Up to $2,500 per year for bilingual editing (from a freelance professional editor)
-Up to $2,000 per title (to a maximum of 8 titles) for promotional expenses for translated published works supported by this component

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

- Literary publishers
- Theatre and multidisciplinary groups and collectives
- Theatre companies and dramaturgical organizations
- Multidisciplinary organizations
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups or collectives
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Additionally, for organizations with profiles in Literature (with the exception of Indigenous Publishers), you must presently receive core (operating) support through the Supporting Artistic Practice: Literary Publishers component.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component.

The General List of Ineligible Activities may be viewed here:

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must create an account in the online grants portal and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before applying.

You are encouraged to speak with a Canada Council Program Officerat least two weeks prior to the deadline before submitting an application to this component for the first time.


- 17 October 2018
- 16 January, 2019
- 19 June, 2019
- 23 October, 2019
- 15 January, 2020

Notification of results:

- February 2019
- April 2019
- September 2019
- January 2020
- April 2020

Application process:

More information about additional assistance for individuals with disabilities may be found here:



Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application Portal:

1-800-263-5588, ext. 4039

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon