Minister Rodriguez Announces New Funding for Organizations Through the Creative Export Canada Program

News release

OTTAWA, September 4, 2019

Canadian creativity is in demand around the globe, and Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada program is helping give creators an opportunity to shine on the world stage. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced new Creative Export Canada funding for 22 different organizations.

The projects, which include those that have received funding under both the first and second intake rounds, will share a total of $8.3 million in funding.

This funding will support these organizations in exporting their artistic projects to international markets, and help generate significant economic benefits at home by creating jobs and fostering social prosperity.

Creative Export Canada is for Canadian organizations ready to export a project that showcases creative content. Its mission is to make Canada’s creative industries more profitable.


“Canada is full of talented creators whose work is loved throughout the world. The new Creative Export Canada program allows businesses in our creative sector to make a name for themselves and succeed on the global stage. Our government is proud to support their ongoing pursuit of innovation and growth.”

— The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

Quick facts

  • Recipients receiving funding (in alphabetical order):

    • Cavalia – Performing Arts
    • Canadian Creators Collective – Design
    • Independent Digital Licensing Agency – Music
    • Les 7 doigts de la main – Performing Arts
    • Metanaut – Interactive Digital Media
    • Normal Studio – Design
    • Multicolore (formerly known as Piknic Électronik) – Music
    • Screen Nova Scotia – Film production
    • Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc. – Film production
    • Torn Banner Studios Inc. – Video Gaming
    • Urbania – Publishing
    • Moonray Studios – Animation
  • Recipients receiving second year of funding (in alphabetical order):

    • Apollo Music Store – Music
    • Discovery Centre International – Design
    • Festival Fantasia – Audiovisual
    • La Boite à livres Éditions Inc. – Publishing
    • Lyric Find – Music
    • Moment Factory – Interactive digital media
    • Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles – Design
    • Peggy Baker Dance Projects – Performing arts
    • Playmind – Interactive digital media
    • Quartier des spectacles – Design
    • Trio Orange – Audiovisual
  • In 2016, Canada exported $16 billion in creative products, which amounts to 2.5 percent of Canada’s total exports.

  • The arts and culture sector creates more than 650,000 direct jobs and countless spin-off jobs. It also accounts for 2.8 percent of Canada’s overall gross domestic product.

  • Canada’s Creative Export Strategy, including the new Creative Export Canada funding program, gives businesses and organizations in the creative sector the tools and mechanisms they need to successfully export their creative content. In this way, the government is helping Canada’s creative sector shine on the world stage.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

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