Funding Parameters —  Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations

Objective of the Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations

As part of the Canada Arts and Cultural Recovery Program (CACRP), the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) was allocated $4 million in additional funds for 2022-2023, to provide relief to not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector that own or operate a presentation venue and that are experiencing significant viability and business continuity challenges.

The CACRP for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations will provide targeted support to existing program recipients that own or operate an indoor facility as a presentation venue, whether purpose-built or adapted, as well as other not-for-profit organizations that can demonstrate they regularly provide such type of venues for the professional live performing arts. Support will be provided for costs related to operating a venue for the period of April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include:


Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the CACRP for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations is Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 23:59 PDT.


The Department of Canadian Heritage is responsible for determining the eligibility of the applicants.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that the organization suffered a 50% or greater loss of earned revenue (i.e., box office, venue rentals, concession sales, etc.) in their most recent completed fiscal year (12-month period), compared to the same period in the most recent pre-pandemic year (i.e., the applicant’s fiscal year ending between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020).

Applicants must demonstrate a current financial need for the funds.

How is funding calculated

Eligible expenses

Ineligible expenses

Funding must not be used:

How to apply

Application process

Applicants are required to submit their documentation by email to the nearest Canadian Heritage regional office.

Application processing time

The program will seek to notify applicants of a decision within 16 weeks (from receipt of a completed application to notification of decision).

Funding decisions

Decisions regarding eligibility and funding amounts are final.

How funding is provided

The Department will determine if the funding will be disbursed as a grant or as a contribution.

Funding conditions

This funding is subject to the funding conditions outlined in the regular CAPF published guidelines, and to the following additional conditions:

Public Health Guidance

It is expected that you will act in compliance with applicable statutes, laws, bylaws, regulations, orders, codes, standards, directives and guidelines governing the activities for which funding is being sought, including those related to public health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
Gatineau QC  J8X 4B3

1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Our Client Service and Public Support Officers are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage

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