Foreign Rights Marketing Assistance Program (FRMAP)

By mmuise
Description:

The Foreign Rights Marketing Assistance Program (FRMAP) fosters Canadian publishers’ export sales by providing cost-shared funding for export sales trips and participation in international book fairs and trade events.


Comments on Funding:

FRMAP assistance is provided on a cost-sharing basis.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens;
  • be exporting publishers from all regions of Canada, including national and provincial publisher associations;
  • be Canadian-owned and -controlled firms; including:
    a) a sole proprietorship, partnership, cooperative or corporation (for profit or not for profit) established under the laws of Canada or a province;
    b) whose activities are based primarily in Canada;
    c) whose firm’s headquarters is based in Canada;
    d) whose chairperson or presiding officer and more than half of whose directors and other similar officers are Canadian; or permanent residents within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    e) a corporation with share capital, of which Canadians beneficially own or control, other than by way of shares held only as security, directly or indirectly, in the aggregate at least 50 per cent plus 1 of all the issued and outstanding voting shares;
    f) a corporation without share capital, of which Canadians beneficially own or control, directly or indirectly, interests representing in monetary value at least 50 per cent plus 1 of the total value of the assets;
    g) a partnership, trust or joint venture, of which a Canadian or Canadian corporation or any combination of the two, beneficially own or control, directly or indirectly, interests representing in value at least 50 per cent plus 1 of the total value of the assets of the partnership, trust or joint venture, as the case may be, and of which the Chairperson or other presiding officers and more than half of the directors or other similar officers are Canadian;
  • have satisfactorily fulfilled all conditions and requirements in force according to the terms of contributions the company has received from Livres Canada Books and the Canada Book Fund in previous years;
  • have fulfilled all contractual obligations with respect to author royalty payments.
  • be confirmed recipients of one of the following federal programs:
    a) Support for Publishers program of the Canada Book Fund in 2021-2022;
    b) Supporting Artistic Practice: Literary Publishers 2021, Canada Council for the Arts.
Application Steps:

Applicants must complete Part A, B and C of the application form and all required forms pertaining to the programs for which an application is submitted.

Documentation Needed:

1. Applicants must provide a breakdown of their digital export sales, as much as possible;
2. Applicants must provide the company’s most recent catalogue if they do not have an online catalogue;
3. Applicants with sales of eligible Canadian-authored books according to Canada Book Fund equal to or greater than $3 million (Application Form – Part B, Line 4) during the reference year, including any distribution fee adjustment, must provide audited financial statements for the company’s most recent financial period;
4. Applicants with sales of Canadian-authored titles below $3 million must provide at minimum a review engagement report. Compilation engagements (or notice to reader) and internal statements are not accepted;
5. For the confirmation of eligible export sales, the applicant must include in the application either:
a) a signed statement by an independent public accountant on the accountant’s official letterhead confirming the level of their eligible export sales (Application Form – Part B, Line 3) for their most recently completed financial period (sample statements available on the website). The audited financial statements or review engagement report and the statement by an independent public accountant on eligible export sales must refer to the same financial period;
OR
b) audited financial statements or a review engagement report including the eligible export sales.
6. For the confirmation of royalty payments, the applicant must include in the application a signed statement by an independent public accountant on the accountant’s official letterhead confirming the applicant has fulfilled all contractual obligations with respect to author royalty payments or any other method of paying authors for their most recently completed financial period. Alternatively, the royalty certification can be presented as a note in the audited/reviewed financial statements rather than as a separate letter;
7. If the applicant has submitted an application to Livres Canada Books’ funding programs in 2021-2022, the applicant must provide financial documents to Livres Canada Books for the following reference year.

Other Things to Note:

Guideline: 2023-2024

About the author
mmuise