Creative Export Canada

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.

Watch this video or read the program summary 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 or not-for-profit organization.

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

Questions to help you determine eligibility for Creative Export Canada funding

How to apply

Application deadline

The period for submitting a funding application is now closed. We will accept new applications in the Fall of 2019.

Feel free to visit this page frequently to stay abreast of the latest news.

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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