GATINEAU, November 9, 2020
Canadian creativity is valued worldwide, creating demand for our cultural industries. The Government of Canada is committed to helping these industries meet international demand and share their talent and creativity with the world.
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced funding for eight Quebec organizations through the Creative Export Canada program today. The $3,371,000 in funding will help support the audiovisual, interactive digital media, music and publishing industries.
Exports are vitally important to Canada’s creative industries. Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada program helps Canadian industries reach their international goals and promotes our country’s creative works abroad. Helping Canadian arts professionals shine internationally also creates significant economic benefits in Canada as these industries create jobs and grow their businesses. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on cultural industries, the program gave all eligible applicants the opportunity to modify their proposal after submitting them for the March 11, 2020 deadline.
The Creative Export Canada program offers funding to Canadian organizations for projects featuring Canadian creative content that generate export revenues. Its mission is to increase the visibility of Canadian creative works in the international market and help increase the profitability of exports from Canada’s creative industries.