Creative Industries Fund

The Creative Industries Fund invests in Nova Scotia registered cultural businesses that are focused on global exporting and supports not-for-profits and social enterprises focused on development of the culture sector outside of Nova Scotia. The application cycle opens on April 1, 2022 and closes December 15, 2022.

While the fund generally supports export activity, we welcome alternative approaches to expanding your reach– for example, the use of digital tools and web-based solutions.

Previous  recipients


Eligible creative industries include, but are not limited to:

  • fashion and design
  • film and TV
  • music
  • performing arts
  • production and fine craft
  • visual art and applied arts
  • publishing

Businesses, not-for-profits and social enterprises can apply. They must be registered with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks Company.

Fund intent and objectives

Your proposal must demonstrate how your project will achieve the following objectives:

Funding allocation

Up to 50% of eligible costs.

How to apply

Applications open April 1

Interested applicants must contact the program officer prior to submitting an application.

Submit applications by email:

Contact information

Mickey Quase
Senior Creative Industries Advisor

Phone: (902) 424-3701

Jamie MacLellan
Manager, Creative Industries

Phone: (902) 222-3069

1741 Brunswick St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 2R5


CIF Guidelines
Application Form
Budget Worksheet