Ceramic Collection

MARKET & EXPORT
DEVELOPMENT
GRANT

GRANT OVERVIEW

This grant helps cover the cost of marketing your product or your business.

MARKET & EXPORT - MAJOR STREAM

This stream is intended to support larger-scale marketing opportunities.
 

Applicants may apply for a maximum of $25,000 per applicant per fiscal year (whichever is the lesser); or a maximum of $50,000 per applicant per 24 months (whichever is the lesser). Any funds received through the “Market & Export – Micro Grant” are included in the calculation.

Applications are assessed by a jury of industry professionals.

Deadline information, complete guidelines and assessment criteria information is available below.

MARKET & EXPORT - MICRO STREAM

Creative entrepreneurs told us they'd value an option to apply for more efficient and more timely access to marketing support, particularly for small but sharply focused and effective marketing projects. 

Market & Export - Micro Stream


This stream, within the existing Market and Export Development Grant, will invest in small, targeted marketing projects, with funding capped at $5,000 (or 50% of the budget).

Applications will be assessed internally and by a panel of marketing professionals.  

Applications will be processed every six weeks.

 

Deadline information, complete guidelines and scoring rubric information is available below.

Funds received through the Market & Export - Micro Stream are included in an applicant's annual marketing investment cap of $25,000.

COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES

To provide our clients with improved access to grants and programs while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19, the following temporary guideline changes are in place:

  • A restriction that prevented applicants from including both an administration fee and in-house expenses in their project budget has been temporarily removed.

  • Live streamed performance projects created for marketing purposes may now generate revenue with ticket sales and remain eligible for this grant (ticket sales may have previously made live streamed marketing projects ineligible). 

DEADLINE INFORMATION

Major Stream opening dates for all sectors: June 1, 2022

Major Stream deadlines to apply:

  • Book Publishing - November 2, 2022

  • Craft & Visual Arts - January 5, 2023

  • Live Performing Arts - November 15, 2022

  • Film & TV - December 7, 2022

  • Interactive Digital - October 26, 2022

  • Music - January 11, 2023

 

Micro Stream opening dates for all sectors: April 28, 2022

 

Micro Stream deadlines to apply:

  • July 7, 2022

  • September 15, 2022

  • December 1, 2022

  • February 9, 2023

 

If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm the following business day.

OUR INVESTMENT

Approved projects will be funded up to 50% of the approved project budget to a maximum of $5,000 for the Market & Export – Micro Stream and $25,000 for the Market & Export – Major (or to a maximum of $50,000 per applicant per 24 months).

A NOTE ON ELIGIBILITY

If ineligible expenses exceed 50% of the project budget, the application will be deemed ineligible.

Activities that receive funding from the Saskatchewan Arts or SaskCulture are not eligible for support through Creative Saskatchewan investment programs.

YOUR PROJECT

Marketing projects that have secured support from this grant include:

  • Music videos

  • Author tours

  • Travel costs to markets, fairs, and trade shows where your product will be sold

  • Advertising (print and online)

  • Hiring marketing, advertising, and promotion experts

  • Hiring a publicist

  • Promotional trailers for movies, books, etc.

  • Promotional merchandise not for sale

what's new

Changes and updates for 2022.

We're always consulting with creative industry stakeholders to ensure this grant remains effective. Find out what's been changed most recently.

recipients

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