Businesses in the publishing sector in Newfoundland and Labrador can now apply to the Publishers Assistance Program.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes the important role of the publishing industry in the cultural and economic life of the province. Additionally, Government recognizes the economic disadvantages faced by the publishing sector due to the small domestic market, difficulty in distribution, and pressures from national and international competitors.
The $200k Publishers Assistance Program supports local publishers with potential for sustained or expanding business strength, sound market and business planning, employment growth over the long term, and responsiveness to the provincial literary sector. The program is designed to strengthen the publishing and the literary sectors overall by encouraging quality products, effective marketing, and by making professional development services available to publishers. The program supports digital technology products.
The Publishers Assistance Program is a component of the Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP). CEDP is designed to stimulate economic activity by providing financial assistance for heritage and professional arts activities including support for the growth of self-sustaining economic activity within the sectors and for increased capacity for market access and expansion of cultural products.
To apply to the program contact Harbord Associates.