Creative Export Canada

From: Canadian Heritage

Creative Export Canada offers annual funding for projects that help our creative industries reach more people around the world.

Every day, more and more creative content is made available. Canadian creators and entrepreneurs are eager to stand out and have their works discovered by consumers everywhere.

This program supports projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian works shine whatever the platform or format. Due to its competitive nature, it will focus on high‑potential projects, and will encourage partnerships and innovative ideas.

View this video for a brief overview of the new Creative Export Canada program.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must be either:

  • a for-profit organization;
  • a not-for-profit organization; or
  • an Indigenous band council, tribal council, or other Indigenous government or organization (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).

Organizations must be Canadian-owned and -controlled, and incorporated under the laws of Canada, a province or a territory.

Only projects that have a direct impact on the following creative industries are eligible:

  • audiovisual
  • design (limited to exhibit design, fashion design, product design, public art design, urban design)
  • interactive digital media
  • music
  • performing arts
  • publishing
  • visual art

How to apply

Application deadline

If your project's expenses start between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, the deadline for your application is December 7, 2018.


You can now register for our free webinar.

Presenters will provide participants with information on how to submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

October 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm (EDT) | French
October 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm (EDT) | English
October 30, 2018 | 1:00 pm (EST) | French
November 1, 2018 | 1:00 pm (EST) | English

Please send an email to to register to the webinar of your choice.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Creative Export Canada program
25 Eddy Street, 8th Floor
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5



1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)


1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

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