GATINEAU, November 13, 2020
Canadian cultural industries are in demand around the world and the Government of Canada is committed to helping them reach their full potential. The Creative Export Canada program helps our cultural industries meet this international demand, allowing them to share their talent and creativity with the world.
Today, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament (Vancouver Centre), announced funding for two British Columbia organizations through the Creative Export Canada program. They made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The $1,560,000 in support will help two projects focused on audiovisual, interactive digital media, visual art and design. This funding follows a recent announcement made by Minister Guilbeault, where $3,371,000 in Creative Export Canada program funding was awarded to eight Quebec organizations.
Exports are vitally important to Canada’s creative industries. Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada program helps these industries reach their international goals and promote Canadian works abroad. Helping Canadian arts professionals shine internationally also generates significant economic benefits in Canada, including new jobs and business growth. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cultural industries, the program gave eligible applicants the opportunity to adjust or modify their proposal after submitted them for the March 11, 2020 deadline.
The Creative Export Canada program supports Canadian organizations for projects that generate export revenues and features Canadian creative content. It helps increase the visibility of Canadian creative works in the international market and bolsters the profitability of exports from Canada’s creative industries.