The Cultural and Scientific Section of the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa (hereinafter, the Cultural Office) presents an open call for proposals of cultural or scientific collaboration between Spain and Canada, to be carried out in Canada. Various categories of support and sponsorship are offered. The Cultural Office aims to develop new cultural and scientific links between Spain and Canada and intensify existing ones by facilitating mutual knowledge and fostering collaboration with Canadian institutions and festivals. It also aims to develop new dynamic networks and channels of communication between professionals and institutions from both countries.
The main lines of cultural programming taken into account when selecting proposals for collaboration are:
- The promotion of Spanish culture, artists, writers and other cultural agents in Canada, and the reinforcement of Spain-Canada relations in the cultural and scientific fields;
- The internationalization of Spanish artists, especially those included in the AECID’s annual catalog;
- Research in humanities, literature, science and innovation in relation to Spain and Canada, and the creation of new networks for cultural and scientific exchanges or the reinforcement of existing ones.
Applicants can be individuals or entities with legal capacity to meet the requirements of this initiative.
Visit the following institutions to find more information about Spain’s international program for cultural action and scientific diplomacy:
- AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development) sets the guidelines for cultural programming and publishes a catalog of artists from various disciplines. Read the announcement and view the catalog dedicated to music and performing arts.
- Aula Cervantes in Calgary.
- Spanish Cultural Action (AC/E).
- Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYTT).
- Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA).
The anual deadline is November 30th. Proposals may be exceptionally accepted after October 31st, although those submitted before the deadline will be given priority. The selected projects will receive the sponsorship from the Cultural Office the following year, usually between March and December.