Support for Export and Cultural Outreach – Section 5: Strategic Initiatives

Programme d'aide à l'exportation et au rayonnement culturel – Volet 5 : Initiatives stratégiques



Program Type




Type of Aid

Grant or repayable grant (determined according to the nature of the project)

Financial Aid

50%, up to $50,000


This section of the program encourages major projects for a company, organization, or industry, and allows applicants to seize unique business opportunities with the potential to generate significant benefits for their market positioning. It also supports activities with a significant potential for cultural outreach as well as development projects for the cultural industries in Quebec.


  • Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks before activities begin
  • Applicant companies or organizations must:
  • Have a management structure and the capacities required to carry out the proposed activities, as well as the necessary financial resources

  • Establish the unique nature of the business opportunity in question

  • Be able to allocate funding that represents 30% of the project’s budget

Eligible Expenses

  • Economy class transportation costs
  • Promotion costs
  • Coordination costs
  • Any other expenses deemed by SODEC to be relevant

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Applications must include:
  • Short- and medium-term development strategies and objectives

  • The project’s benefits for the industry

  • Project budget and funding structure

  • A project schedule

  • Master file, including:
  • Copies of the governing documents, certificate of constitution, articles of incorporation, declaration of registration, certificate of amendment and partnership or shareholders agreement (if applicable)

  • Shareholders and directors identification form

  • Organizational structures for the applicant company and, if applicable, any affiliated companies, including shareholders

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant company’s executives

  • Financial statements