Revised Travel Grants Programs in Music

The Canada Council for the Arts is changing its travel grants programs to enhance funding opportunities for musicians, composers, bands and small ensembles.

The Travel Grants to Professional Musicians and Festival Travel Grants programs are being folded into one to create a single, flexible program supporting performance and professional development opportunities both nationally and internationally. This consolidated program is intended to support travel to activities that have a significant career benefit.

This program works in complement to the Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals and Touring Grants in Music programs. The first deadline of the new Music: Travel Grants program will be February 15, 2013


  • Individual musicians and composers, as well as bands and ensembles, are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible travel opportunities include performances at festivals or other settings, participation in professional training opportunities such as residencies and master classes and attendance at important premieres.
  • Five (5) deadlines per year offer increased opportunity for performance-related travel.
  • The program features a simplified application that can also be made through our Go! Grants Online.

Detailed program and eligibility criteria will be posted on the Canada Council for the Arts website in mid-December, 2012.

Contact Nathalie Cléroux at
1-800-263-5588 ext. 4241, or