Funding Alert: Creative Export Canada – Export Development Stream

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June 21, 2023


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Creative Export Canada - Export Development Stream

Creative Export Canada provides funding for projects that anticipate generating export revenues and for those that contribute to the development of Canada's creative industries around the world.

Creative Export Canada provides funding for projects that anticipate generating export revenues and for those that contribute to the development of Canada’s creative industries around the world.

This program is in effect until July 26, 2023.

Funding Amount

Eligible Canadian businesses can access up to 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $90,000 per fiscal year.

Eligible Applicants

  • Must be a Canadian registered for-profit or non-for-profit organization
  • Must have a maximum turnover of $10M
  • Must have at least one full-time employee

Eligible Criteria

  • The project must involve a minimum of $15,000 in eligible expenses
  • It must be financed at least by 25% of private investment

Eligible Projects

  • Be ready to commercialize by the project start date
  • Enable creative industries to increase their sales in international markets and/or develop international business networks
  • Support one or more of the following creative industries:
    • Artistic crafts
    • Audiovisual
    • Design (exhibition design, fashion design, artistic product design, public art design, urban design)
    • Music
    • Performing arts
    • Publishing (books and periodicals);
    • Visual arts
    • Interactive digital media (in combination with at least one of the above industries)
  • Focus on a specific target export market(s) (new or existing)

Eligible Expenses

  •  Export planning activities, limited to a maximum of $30,000 of the total amount requested:
    • Development of an export plan or market entry strategy
    • International Marketing Plan
    • Export pricing strategy
    • Market research on target export markets
    • Distribution and logistics planning
    • Assistance in finding a broker or distributor, including international distribution channels
    • Business advisory and legal services
    • Rates, certification requirements, regulations and insurance
    • E-commerce or online strategy
  •  Export training and mentoring activities:
    • Export training and mentoring
    • Networking events
    • Matching services
    • International Business Advisory Services
  •  International market readiness activities:
    • Costs related to the adaptation of a product in a new format
    • Dubbing costs, translation and interpretation
    • Costs related to intellectual property protection (e.g. copyright licenses, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications)
    • Shipping and handling expenses
    • Insurance expenses
    • Website development, including software and programming fees and search engine optimization
    • Product photography and videography, including product styling;
  • Market development activities, limited to a maximum of $40,000 of the total amount requested:
    • Travel-related expenses, travel-related expenses may include:
      • Bring or send delegations of international buyers to events in Canada
    • Structured activities aimed at developing and maintaining international business-to-business relationships (i.e. one-on-one meetings, facilitated meetings and other networking activities)
    • Purchase or rental of a trade show or exhibition space/floor
    • Room rentals and related expenses
    • Registration or conference fees
    • Marketing materials (e.g. brochures, business cards, samples), including printing and digital marketing costs
    • Advertising costs

Thinking of applying for financing? Don’t wait! These funds are highly competitive. Contact us today to get started!

Why Ayming?

Our team of experts will take the time to understand your current and future planned projects. We will then align these initiatives to the program in order to provide you with the highest ROI and the highest chance of approval.

  • We have extensive experience working with Canadian SMEs and have the expertise to properly position and maximize your application to secure your business funding.
  • We are the first Canadian company to establish a national grants practice.
  • Our proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) driven database of grants provides live access to thousands of programs, including a custom snapshot of all federal and provincial grants currently available to each company specifically.
  • Our highly experienced delivery teams boast over 50 + years of combined grants experience and over 200+ years of combined SR&ED experience, meaning you partner with true subject matter experts who are invested in your success.
  • No risk success-fee remuneration.

Contact one of our Grant experts today to get your application started ASAP before program funding is depleted! We’re here to help and answer all of your questions.

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