Support for Export and Cultural Outreach – Arts and Crafts and Art Markets – Section 2.1: Sodexport – Project

Aide à l’exportation et au rayonnement culturel – Métiers d’art et marchés de l’art – Volet 2.1 : Sodexport – Projet



Program Type

Dissemination, Project



Type of Aid

Grant, Repayable grant

Financial Aid

50%, up to $25,000


This section of the program allows companies to seize business opportunities for exports. It supports activities that have a significant cultural outreach and assists companies that are in the beginning stages of development in foreign markets.


  • Applicant companies must:
  • Present an action plan for exports that encompasses the set of planned activities and company needs for the year
  • Indicate new export market development activities in the action plan that will be added to regular activities
  • Possess the management structure and competencies required to carry out the proposed activities and the financial resources necessary to complete them
  • Be able to allocate funds representing 30% of the approved export budget to finance market development activities

Eligible Expenses

  • The cost of round-trip economy class plane tickets to visit a target market or for foreign buyers
  • Accommodation fees in the target territory
  • Expenses related to producing promotional material developed specifically for a target market, including translation costs
  • Expenses related to promotional activities
  • External consulting fees for work conducted abroad and for the negotiation of agreements
  • Costs related to legal acts concerning commercial agreements abroad
  • Interpreter fees

Supporting Documents

  • Subject of the application and the requested amount
  • Identification of the applicant company, including full contact details, and resource persons
  • Signature of the organization’s president or an authorized person
  • A description of the project and justification for its expected development
  • A detailed budget for the project
  • Gross sales outside of Quebec during the previous year
  • Projected gross sales outside of Quebec for the next two years, broken down by year