Our international investment supports the strong and sustainable presence of Canadian artists and organizations and their work in the world.
With our commitment to international, the Council is raising the profile of Canadian artists and arts organizations, making sure they have the opportunity to share the best of the arts created in Canada with global audiences. We’re also fostering reciprocity by welcoming international artists to Canada and by supporting bilateral and multilateral co-productions and artist residencies.
We have already met and surpassed our commitment to double our support to international activities. The COVID-19 pandemic now poses significant challenges to our ongoing work in this area. We are adapting our approaches so that artists from Canada can continue to reach people around the world despite travel restrictions and the cancellation and postponement of many international arts gatherings.
Targets and investments
This infographic shows the Council’s planned and actual investment to support international activities towards reaching its target for 2020-21.
- Baseline support for international activities in 2015-16: $10M
- Actual investment to support international activities as of 2019-20: $33.3M
- Target investment to support international activities by 2020-21: $20M
- Current status: Surpassed