What the grant supports
The grant helps cover the costs of travel expenses to specific market opportunities. In most cases, the creative entrepreneur has been invited to participate in a particular market. For example:
musicians who are invited to showcase at a festival or conference
filmmakers who will pitch a film (at an advanced stage of development) at a market
craftspeople who have been invited to exhibit and sell at a curated gift fair
artists who have been invited to show a solo exhibition at a gallery
a book publisher to attend a book fair
NEW FOR 2018-19
The Market Travel Grant guidelines have been refined to better serve creative entrepreneurs
CLICK HERE for an overview of the most important refinements
refer to the Official Grant Guidelines for complete details
What the grant can't support
Here are a few examples of projects that are not eligible for support under this grant program:
going to a trade show simply to "spread the word" about your services
travel to a film festival where there is little opportunity to pitch and sell buyers
What support is available
This grant can provide up to a maximum of 50% of the approved travel budget, to a maximum of $5,000 per project.
your travel itinerary is a must
it must go day-by-day and show everything you've got scheduled each day
don't include days that aren't part of the actual event
if you've been invited to attend an event, include the invitation in your application
describe fully how you plan to actually market your product while you're there
After You're Approved
60% of your grant is payable when you sign the letter of acceptance
copies of airline receipts may be requested at this time
40% of your grant will be paid after your final report (with all receipts) is submitted and approved
You'll be required to acknowledge Creative Saskatchewan's support. Here's how.
Official grant guidelines
Applicants must read the official grant guidelines.
In the event of a discrepancy between the official grant guidelines and any other source of information about our grant programs, the official grant guidelines will take precedence.
Official Grant Guidelines
Applicants must read the Creative Saskatchewan Investment Fund Guide, which contains terms and conditions that apply to all grants.
Investment Fund Guide
We must receive your application no fewer than 14 calendar days before the first day of the event.
MUSIC SHOWCASE EXCEPTION: For a music showcase event, we must receive your application no fewer than 14 days before your first performance at the showcase.
Here's how creative entrepreneurs have put their Market Travel Grant to use:
Ground Cover Theatre takes Displaced to Singapore
Gunner and Smith Performs in South Korea
Andy Shauf, Close Talker, Library Voices, Megan Lane, Rah Rah, Slow Down Molasses, Sheepdogs all attend SXSW, 2015
How to apply
Applications to this grant are accepted through our Online Grant Management System (GMS).
CLICK TO APPLY USING GMS