Announcing Recipients of Creative Export Canada Program

From: Canadian Heritage

MONTRÉAL, April 15, 2019

Outstanding creativity and innovation were in the spotlight today as the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced the first projects to receive funding from the new Creative Export Canada program.

The 20 projects chosen will share a total of nearly $7.8 million in funding.

Exporting is vitally important to Canada’s creative industries. It gives creators an opportunity to shine on the world stage and generates significant economic benefits at home by creating jobs and fostering social prosperity.

Minister Rodriguez said he was proud to see local companies carve out such enviable places for themselves on the global stage. He took the opportunity to reaffirm the Government of Canada’s commitment to help businesses in the creative sector maximize their export potential.

Representatives from Moment Factory and Squeeze Studio Animation, two organizations funded by Creative Export Canada, were on hand to talk about how important the funding is to the success of their respective projects.

The Creative Export Canada program is for Canadian organizations ready to export a project that showcases creative content. Its mission: make Canada’s creative industries more profitable. Creative Export Canada will accept new applications for funding in the fall of 2019.

“Canada is full of talented creators whose work is loved throughout the world. The new Creative Export Canada program allows businesses in our creative sector to make a name for themselves and succeed on the global scene. The Government of Canada is proud to support their ongoing pursuit of innovation and growth.”

-The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

Quick facts

  • Recipients (in alphabetical order)

    • Apollo Boutique Musicale Inc.- Music

    • Discovery Centre International – Design

    • Éditions Boite à livres – Publishing

    • Éditions Chouette – Publishing

    • Festival Fantasia – Audiovisual

    • Guru Animation – Audiovisual

    • Inner City Releasing – Audiovisual

    • Lyric Find – Music

    • Moment Factory – Interactive digital media

    • Organisme Schéma – Design

    • Partenariat Quartier des spectacles – Design

    • Peggy Baker Dance Projects – Performing arts

    • Playmind – Interactive digital media

    • Productions Folle avoine – Publishing and music

    • Qaggiavuut! Nunavut Performing Arts Centre – Performing arts

    • SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival – Performing arts

    • Squeeze Studio Animation – Audiovisual

    • Trio Orange – Audiovisual

    • Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) – Audiovisual

    • Why Not Theatre – Performing arts

  • In 2016, Canada exported $16 billion in creative products, which amounts to 2.5 percent of Canada’s total exports.

  • The arts and culture sector creates more than 650,000 direct jobs and countless spin-off jobs. It also accounts for 2.8 percent of Canada’s overall gross domestic product.

  • Canada’s Creative Export Strategy, including the new Creative Export Canada funding program, gives businesses and organizations in the creative sector the tools and mechanisms they need to successfully export their creative content. In this way, the government is helping Canada’s creative sector shine on the world stage

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