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Publisher Marketing Assistance Program

Grants to Manitoba Book Publishing Companies
to Improve Marketing Activities

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Funding Source:

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Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage - Arts Branch

Deadline Date:

04/15/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Manitoba book publishing companies to improve marketing activities. Funding is intended to raise the profile of local book publishers and to increase sales of local books. Funding is also intended to support efforts to expand and sustain long-term marketing activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187898

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants awarded are based on a publisher’s eligible sales, marketing costs and an independent assessment of their overall marketing performance to a maximum of $15,000. Assistance will not exceed 50% of a publisher’s total marketing costs of their current year budget. Actual grants may be less than amounts requested and subject to availability of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible book publishers must meet the following criteria:
- Be owned by a majority of Canadian citizens or landed immigrants residing in Manitoba, with the head office and the majority of operations in Manitoba;
- Be an ongoing operation with publishing as a primary activity (75% of revenues and expenses must be publishing related);
- Be in active operation for at least two years;
- Have a majority of titles not authored by principles or employees of the company; and
- Have a back list of at least four original, eligible titles with a minimum of two new titles published in the last year.

Ineligible titles include directories, index compilations, catalogues of exhibitions, books of fewer than 48 pages (except for children’s books), books for which the author does not receive a royalty, books to which the author has made a financial contribution toward publication costs, and titles not authored by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received at the Arts Branch on or before April 15. If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is the following business day. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program consultant before filling out an application.

Applicants will be notified in writing within eight weeks of the application deadline.

Grants will be paid in two installments. The first installment will be conveyed following Ministerial approval. The second installment will be released subject to the department’s receipt of a satisfactory narrative and financial report. The final installment will not be paid until all required information has been received.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please send completed applications and all required supporting materials to:
Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage
Arts Branch
Mr. Perry Grosshans
Publishing and Arts Consultant
6th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 1N3
Phone #: 204-945-7581
Or by email to artsbranch@gov.mb.ca

You may direct questions to Mr. Perry Grosshans at the above telephone number or at perry.grosshans@gov.mb.ca.

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