Creative Export Canada – Export Ready Stream

Receive up to $2.5M in Creative Export Funding.

The Creative Export Canada – Export Ready Stream offers funding for projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian Creative Industries reach more people around the world.

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Creative Export Canada – Export Ready Stream

Amount of Funding

Access up to 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $2.5M in government contribution.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Creative Export Canada – Export Ready Stream

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for this program, applicants must be:

  • For-profit or not-for-profit organizations;
  • Maximum of $500M in annual revenues;
  • Minimum of one full-time employee; and
  • Canadian-owned and -controlled.

*A portion of the stream’s funding will be reserved for companies where at least 50% of the owners and/or board members self identify as Indigenous people and/or members or equity deserving communities.

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Creative Export Canada – Export Ready Stream

Eligible Activities

Projects must be centred around export-ready (content* is ready to be marketed, export research/plan is fully developed), and expect to generate new export revenues.

Support one or more of the following creative industries:

  • Artistic craft
  • Audiovisual
  • Design (limited to exhibit design, fashion design, artistic product design, public art design, urban design)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Publishing
  • Visual art
  • Interactive digital media (in combination with one of the industries listed above)

Projects must also have a minimum total cost of $150,000 and the applicant must hold the intellectual property rights for content.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Creative Export Canada – Export Ready Stream

Program Deadline

The application deadline is April 26, 2023. Projects must start between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024.

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