MARKET & EXPORT
DEVELOPMENT
GRANT

 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM ALL CREATIVE SECTORS

GRANT OVERVIEW

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

NEW MICRO MARKETING 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 focussed and effective marketing projects. 

 

Cashflow challenges created by COVID have magnified this need. 

In response, we're pleased to announce a new funding stream.

Micro-Marketing Stream: Market and Export Development Grant 


This new 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).

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

Applications will be scored against a published matrix. Juries will not be required. Deadline information, complete guidelines and scoring rubric information is available below.


This stream is intended to remain in place after COVID situation ends. 

COVID-19 UPDATE

To provide creative entrepreneurs with improved access to this grant while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19, a restriction that prevented applicants from including both an administration fee and in-house expenses in their project budget has been temporarily removed.

DEADLINE INFORMATION

Major Marketing Stream

There are now different deadlines for different creative sectors:

Live Performing Arts, Book Publishing and Craft & Visual Arts 

Deadline: February 3, 2021 at 4pm

Music

Deadline: January 6, 2021 at 4pm

Film & TV and Interactive Digital

Deadline: February 10, 2021 at 4pm

Micro Marketing Stream

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 6, 2020 at 4 PM

Future deadlines may be announced.

OUR INVESTMENT

50% of costs of a marketing project in support of your product or your business.

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 2020.

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.
  • All applicants must read the General Program Guidelines, which contains important details that apply to all Creative Saskatchewan grants.




ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


Major Marketing Stream

  • 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.
Micro Marketing Stream
  • Click here for the assessment criteria specific to this stream.
  • Click here for details on determining your creative level of practice (emerging, intermediate or established.)




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.
  • This grant is multi-disciplinary and open to all creative sectors supported by Creative Saskatchewan, and as such the jury is multi-disciplinary. Keep the diversity of the jury in mind.




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 6 weeks of submission date.





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Regina, SK S4P 4V5

T: 306-798-9800
TF: 800-561-9933​

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