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 (CEC) program provides funding contributions to Canadian organizations that wish to carry out an export project. CEC supports projects that generate export revenues and drive the discoverability of Canadian works on any platform and in any format. Due to its competitive nature, the program focuses on high-potential projects that amplify the international reach of creative industries, and encourages partnerships and innovative ideas.

Canada Music Fund

The Canada Music Fund supports a wide range of artists and entrepreneurs who create, publish, produce and market Canadian music, and the organizations that represent them. The program 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.

Canada Periodical Fund

The Canada Periodical Fund provides financial assistance for Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals to help them overcome market disadvantages and provide readers with diverse Canadian perspectives. Support is offered to help publishers improve their sustainability, develop innovative new business models and seize opportunities in international markets by conducting market research, promoting their brand abroad, and attending exploratory trade missions.

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) provides financial assistance for organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series (arts presenters) and organizations that support arts presenters. The CAPF can provide existing recipients with strategic supplemental funding to support the in-coming participation of delegations of international arts presenters and stakeholders at key Canadian festivals and arts events, as well as the out-going participation of delegations of Canadian arts presenters at key international arts events. 

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 on selected territories. Telefilm Canada is also responsible for evaluating and recommending coproduction projects. Learn more about coproduction: how to submit a coproduction project; find out about international treaties; or consult the directory of production companies and existing coproductions.

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) in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors.

Global Opportunities for Associations

Global Affairs Canada's Global Opportunities for Associations program provides contribution funding to support national associations undertaking new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member and non-member firms).


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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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