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Ontario Creates understands that COVID-19 has created many challenges across the creative industries.  As a result of ongoing uncertainty for international travel, a second deadline has been added to this program. The second deadline is available for applicants who need additional time to plan 2020-21 international business activities.

Please note:

  • The cost of participating in virtual activities/events that facilitate international business and audience development will be eligible including staff and operations costs associated with the preparation of marketing materials and for virtual meetings.

  • As the COVID-19 situation evolves, successful applicants will be permitted to make activity changes as necessary.

  • Applicants can apply to either the May 4, 2020 deadline OR the newly added August 31, 2020 deadline. The activity window and program parameters will be the same for both program deadlines.

  • Please contact your program consultant in advance to discuss the specifics of your circumstances and projected deliverables

The Ontario Creates Export Fund - Book provides eligible Ontario publishers with funding to pursue strategic export development activities that support company growth and produce measurable business development results.

Primary activities supported include targeted sales trips and attendance at international market events.

**UPDATED ** Program Deadlines:
Deadline 1: Monday, May 4, 2020 5:00 PM ET
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Funding Available

Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $15,000 capped at 50% of the total costs for all activities.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in Ontario Creates Export Fund – Book Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to https://apply.ontariocreates.ca/ and click on “Register”.If your company is registered, the Ontario Creates Export Fund - Book program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back and edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted. 
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.
Information Sessions

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Ontario Creates Export Fund - Book Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. The same information is provided in both sessions.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET


Thursday, April 23, 2019 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session. 

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@ontariocreates.ca by April 21, 2020 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above. 

Guidelines, Documents and Application Form
Ontario Creates Export Fund - Book Guidelines pdf icon
Ontario Creates Export Fund - Book Budget Template Excel icon
Ontario Creates Export Fund - Change of Activity Form Excel icon
Applicant Affidavit pdf icon

Application Form/Online Application Portal


Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.

Funding Deadlines

Film Fund - Development
Friday, January 29, 2021 5:00 PM ET

Export Fund (Book)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

IDM Fund: Global Market Development
Deadline 1: May 25, 2020 5:00 pm ET
Deadline 2: August 31, 2020 5:00 pm ET

Magazine Fund
Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Book Fund
Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 2: July 7, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
CYCLE 3: November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Export Fund (Film And Television)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Contact Us

Bianca Spence
Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6698
Email: programs2@ontariocreates.ca


Erin Creasey
Manager, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6650
Email: ecreasey@ontariocreates.ca

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