Creative Industries Fund

The Creative Industries Fund invests in Nova Scotia registered creative and cultural businesses that are focused on exporting products outside of the province. The fund supports non-profit sector development organizations in building the export capacity of the culture sector. You can apply from 1 April 2023 to 15 December 2023.

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).


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, non-profits and social enterprises can apply. They must be registered with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

Fund intent and objectives

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

  • increases your capacity to export
  • increases your export sales and revenue growth
  • expands your global markets and audiences
  • fosters industry growth of Nova Scotia creative sector outside of Nova Scotia

Funding allocation

Up to 50% of eligible costs.

How to apply

Interested applicants must contact the program officer before submitting an application. You can apply from 1 April 2023 to 15 December 2023.

Submit applications by email:

Previous recipients

Creative Industries Fund Recipients: 2022-23 (PDF)


Contact information

Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage
Creative Industries Fund
Phone: 902-222-3069

1741 Brunswick St
PO Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2R5


CIF Guidelines
Application Form
Budget Worksheet