The Canadian Embassy does not provide significant financial support to artists or venues presenting Canadian work. However, the modest Post Initiative Fund helps raise the profile of Canada and further Canadian interests in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkmenistan by promoting art activities and events in partnership with artists, festivals, producers, publishers, the media and others. It does not provide travel costs to/from Canada. Proposals should be forwarded to Simin Taylaner.
Turkish, Azeri, Georgian and Turkmen organizations interested in hosting Canadians or Canada-related events should be aware that Canadian artists and writers may apply for travel and art promotion grants to the Canada Council or to the Arts and Cultural Industries Promotion Division (ACA) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada.