MARKET & EXPORT
DEVELOPMENT
GRANT

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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 UPDATE

To provide creative entrepreneurs with improved access to this grant while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19, we've revised some criteria including:

  • 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

Opens May 10, 2021 at 12pm

Deadlines for each sector below

 

Market and Export - Major Stream

There are different deadlines for different creative sectors:

Book Publishing
September 1, 2021 at 4pm
December 1, 2021 at 4pm

Craft & Visual Arts

September 15, 2021 at 4pm

Digital

October 15, 2021 at 4pm

Film & Television

October 1, 2021 at 4pm

February 15, 2022 at 4pm

Live Performing Arts

November 15, 2021 at 4pm

Music

August 1, 2021 at 4pm
February 1, 2022 at 4pm

Market and Export - Micro Stream

All Sectors

          July 5, 2021 at 4pm

          August 16, 2021 at 4pm

          October 1, 2021 at 4pm

          November 15, 2021 at 4pm

          January 4, 2022 at 4pm

          February 15, 2022 at 4pm

If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4pm 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).

YOUR PROJECT

Marketing projects that have secured support from this grant include:

  • Music videos

  • Author tours

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

  • Advertising (print & online)

  • Hiring marketing, advertising & promotion experts

  • Hiring a publicist

  • Promotional trailers for movies, books, etc.

  • Promotional merchandise not for sale

what's new

Changes and updates for 2021.

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

grant in action

Real-life recipient success stories.

Market & Export Development is one of Creative Saskatchewan's most versatile programs. Check out a recent example of how a recipient put it to use.

recipients

Every grant recipient. Every project.

Here's a list of everyone who has recently received this grant, what their project was, and how much they successfully applied for.

suggestions

Go ahead. Tell us what you think.

If you've got some advice for us about how this grant could be improved, we're looking forward to hearing from you. 

OFFICIAL GRANT GUIDELINES


  • All applicants must read the Official Grant Guidelines. The official guidelines supercede all information contained elsewhere on this website, delivered to applicants by Program Officers, or otherwise made publicly available.




ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


Market & Export - Major

  • As explained in the General Program Guidelines your application will be assessed by specific criteria in three categories: Relevance, Impact, Experience & Capacity
  • Click here for the assessment criteria specific to this steam.
  • You'll be asked these questions as part of the online Grant Management System application process.
  • Listed beside each criteria is the maximum number of points available as each application is scored.
  • Applicants may wish to pay particular attention to criteria with the highest number of points available.
Market & Export - Micro
  • Click here for the assessment criteria specific to this stream.
  • You'll be asked these questions as part of the online Grant Management System application process. Listed beside each criteria is the maximum number of points available as each application is scored. Applicants may wish to pay particular attention to criteria with the highest number of points available.




APPLICATION TIPS


  • Don't forget to describe clearly and concisely what you're actually marketing.
  • Tell us why your project is essential to the growth of your career or business.
  • Repeated applications for similar projects may not continue to be successful.
  • If you've got marketing professionals on your team, be sure to mention the role they play in your success.




AFTER YOU'RE APPROVED


  • When you're approved, 80% of the funds you've been awarded will be delivered when you sign the letter of agreement.
  • The remaining 20% of the funds are delivered after the project is complete, and we've approved your final report.
  • You'll be required to acknowledge Creative Saskatchewan's support. Here's how.​




APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME


Major Marketing Stream Applicants can expect to receive results within 10 weeks from deadline date.
Results will be delivered via e-mail, and will be available in GMS. Micro Marketing Stream Applicants can expect to receive results within 3 weeks from deadline date. Results will be delivered via e-mail, and will be available in GMS.