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Export Development Program
The Export Development Program has put everything online!*
Emailed and paper applications and final reports will no longer be accepted. The new online system is easy to use will aid in the administration of the program. *Please contact the Program Officer if you have any concerns.
Deadlines for 2013
All are non-repayable, representing 50% of the total eligible budget not to exceed the total cash expenditure or the amount of the cash shortfall. Total combined federal and provincial government funding cannot exceed 75%
Marketing Support – Up to $7500
Travel and Tour Support – Up to $7500
Showcase Support – Up to $2500 for domestic showcases and $5000 for international showcases
Eligible Applicants – check your eligibility online
· Residents of Nova Scotia for at least 12 months
· Emerging artists can apply for Showcase Support only
· Must be Export-ready or Exporting to apply for Travel and Tour and/or Marketing Support
· Export-Ready or Exporting Industry Professionals registered in Nova Scotia for at least 12 months
Eligible Projects are, but not limited to:
· Travel to a Music Nova Scotia recognized event or conference as a showcasing artist/band or delegate
· Tours or promotional appearances outside of Nova Scotia
· Marketing projects, including marketing a tour, an album, viral videos or websites
· Client-driven market research
· Travel for musicians and industry professionals to Nova Scotia for business and collaborations with Nova Scotian artists or industry professionals
· Non-profit organization
· School choir
Ineligible Projects are, but not limited to:
· Broadcast-ready videos
· An event in Nova Scotia that does not have a national or international component
· Projects focusing on Nova Scotia as the target market
· Applications to attend Nova Scotia Music Week (owned by Music Nova Scotia)
· Cultural exchange
· Musical theatre
· Educational or professional development
· Travel to video shoots
Submit Online submissions only. Please find the online application form here.
If you can't find your name under Applicants, create an Applicant Profile here.
Final Reports Online submissions only. Please find the online submission form here.
Contact Laura Simpson | Program Officer - Export Development Program
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 6
laura at musicnovascotia.ca
The Theory of the Export Development Program
Music Nova Scotia's goal through the EDP is to ensure that the music industry in Nova Scotia continues to grow and develop into a sustainable and profitable industry. Music Nova Scotia realizes this steady succession of investments will allow beneficiaries to react more quickly to business opportunities in their markets giving Nova Scotian musicians and industry professionals more frequent work outside of Nova Scotia. Cultural industries are Nova Scotia's greatest resource and the music sector plans to lead the way toward realizing the export potential of our products.
One of the EDP's tactics for ensuring the growth of Nova Scotia's music industry is to recognize the two stages of export development; Exporting and Export Ready. Applicants already working regularly outside of the province (Exporting) are considered by a separate panel from those who are beginning (Export Ready). This division allows the program to significantly invest in exporting applicants who have market-breaking projects operating at a larger scale while maintaining a strong support of export ready applicants who are up and coming. For example, a singer-songwriter who is taking her first trip to Central Canada and a band touring across a country with a platinum selling artist are judged against their peers and not each other.
Another tactic employed by the program is recognizing that more than one project may be underway at one time. As such, an applicant may submit up to two project proposals (one in two of the three programs, or two in one program) each deadline. This enables musicians and industry professionals to enter new or under developed markets with more frequency and in response to various opportunities.
Nova Scotian musicians have traveled all around the world with the support of the EDP, and success stories are continually being reported to Music Nova Scotia.