MARKET & EXPORT
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).
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.
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.
Marketing projects that have secured support from this grant include:
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