Programme SODEXPORT: Aide à l’exportation et au rayonnement culturel – livre et édition

By mmuise

This program provides financial support to Quebec book publishing companies that carry out commercial activities outside Quebec to develop or consolidate their markets for books by Quebec authors.
There are 5 program components for books publishing companies:
1. Strategic development of companies abroad;
2. Projects:
a) Support for business opportunities and promotion abroad;
b) Support for the translation of Quebec works;
3. Collective presence at markets and fairs, and other export activities;
4. International relationships;
5. Strategic initiatives.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of grants for components 1-4 and grant or loan for the Strategic Initiatives component.

Deadline: Application intake deadlines vary per stream.

General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Companies operating in the fields of cinema, television, music, variety shows, books and publishing, crafts, the art market, and interactive works in these domains that meet the Quebec ownership requirements of the SODEC support program intended for them;
  • In the fields of cinema and television, individuals are also eligible even if they operate alone;
  • Companies with their headquarters established in Quebec - the headquarters refers to the place where the center of decision-making and true management of the company is located. The term "companies" includes for-profit entities (including sole proprietorships), non-profit organizations, cooperatives, consortia formed by Quebec companies, and sectoral associations of cultural companies;
  • For more details on ownership requirements by domain, please refer to the explanatory note;
  • Applicants generally must offer products in the targeted markets with predominantly Quebec cultural content. They must have fulfilled their obligations to SODEC in case of previous participation in the SODEXPORT program or any other SODEC program.
  • Please check specific eligibility criteria per stream.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Application intake deadlines, see details here:

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