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The Canada Council for the Arts  offers assistance with travel, accommodation, per diem and freight costs incurred when a Canadian artist or dance company tours in Canada, through the Arts Across Canada funding stream. For international touring, please see the Arts Abroad funding stream. Please be aware of their new funding model.

The Canada Council for the Arts also provides support to presenters through the Dance Presentation Program: Support to Presenters and to festivals through the Dance Presentation Program: Support to FestivalsPlease be on the lookout for their new funding model .

Canadian Heritage provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

The Ontario Arts Council offers grants for production and presentation of professional dance, as well as funding for dance series and festivals and community initiatives across the province through Dance Initiatives.

The Toronto Arts Council provides funding to professional choreographers, organizations and collectives for the creation, production and presentation of dance works, and other projects that support the development of professional dance in Toronto through Dance Projects programs.

The City of Ottawa supports professional artists and not-for-profit arts organizations in the creation, production, presentation, exhibition and dissemination of the literary, media, performing and visual arts through their Arts Funding Program.


The CanDance Network  is Canada’s national network supporting the creation and distribution of dance. They provide, among other services, contact information, programming mandates and performance spaces for different presenting organizations.

The Canada Council for the Arts offers touring guidance in the form of handbooks for national, international, US-specific and Aboriginal Contemporary Work touring situations.

Artists from Abroad is a complete guide to immigration and tax requirements for foreign guest artists, managers and performing arts organizations to the United States. Updated regularly on new rules and procedures at the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State and Internal Revenue Service.

Studio 303 has a resource offering advice and information about touring in Quebec, across Canada and internationally.

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