Funding for creative industries - Exporting for creative industries

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Explore a selection of funding programs that can provide support as you expand globally.

Creative Export Canada

The Creative Export Canada program provides funding for projects from export-ready businesses and organizations that forecast generating export revenues and help Canada’s creative industries reach more people around the world. The program also helps new and early-stage exporters to get export-ready, expand their sales into international markets and develop international business networks.

Canada Music Fund

The Canada Music Fund ensures that a diversity of Canadian music artists connects with audiences everywhere. The program supports a wide range of artists and entrepreneurs who create, publish, produce and market Canadian music, and the organizations that represent them. The program also helps Canadian music entrepreneurs and artists position themselves in a global and digital marketplace through activities such as international touring and showcasing of artists, marketing, business development, buyers' missions to Canada and professional bootcamps.

Canada Book Fund

The Canada Book Fund ensures access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books nationally and internationally, by fostering a strong publishing industry that produces and markets Canadian-authored books. Financial support is available to book publishers and organizations to participate in exploratory trade missions and major books events that will raise the profile of Canadian authors and books internationally.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada's Export Assistance Program supports the promotion and international marketing strategy of Canadian film productions by funding Canadian and foreign distribution companies acquiring Canadian feature films for exploitation in selected territories. Telefilm Canada’s International Promotion Program offers financial support for participation and attendance in international events, promotional campaigns, and Telefilm-invited international initiatives.

Telefilm Canada is also responsible for administering international coproduction treaties on behalf of the Government of Canada. To learn more about treaty coproduction, including how to submit a coproduction project, and the coproduction treaties that Canada has in place, or consult the directory of production companies and existing coproductions, visit Telefilm Canada’s website.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts' Arts Abroad program supports artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations to enhance international exposure, undertake artistic exploration or exchanges with international colleagues, and nurture new and existing art markets in a global context.


Global Affairs Canada's CanExport program provides direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and national industry associations in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors.


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Innovation Canada

What can government do for your business? The Innovation Canada digital platform is the place to go to get a tailored list of everything that government can do for your business, from advice to funding-related information.

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