Applications are currently being accepted, and deadline to apply is September 13, 2019. This program provides financial support for B.C. book publishers to attend select book fairs, conferences and events for the purpose of promoting their publishing list in both foreign and domestic markets, and expanding business opportunities through foreign and subsidiary rights sales.
Companies with successful applications will be allotted up to $8,000 per fiscal year to attend specified events. Applicants will be notified in 4-6 weeks after the deadline has passed, on whether they are successful.
Applications will be considered from B.C. book publishers that are members of the Association of Book Publishers of BC, or publishing companies who have received funding from the Canada Book Fund, the BC Arts Council Operating Assistance Program for Book Publishers, or BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Book Publishers in the past fiscal year.
Book publishing in British Columbia is an important part of the province’s creative economy with 20% of English-language publishers based in B.C. B.C.’s creative sector is a major contributor to the province’s economy and job creation.
More information including the full guidelines and application details for the Market Expansion Fund can be found at creativebc.com.