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We help businesses showcase their bold vision

You’re looking to expand into new markets, acquire a company, attract creative talent or undergo a digital transformation, but accessing capital or sound advice is not always easy. That’s why we offer solutions, tools, training and partnerships to help you make your distinctive mark and succeed in Canada’s creative and cultural industries.

Supporting key industries
  • Media and audiovisual
  • Video games
  • Motion picture and video production
  • Sound recording
  • Radio and television broadcasting
  • Design
  • Printing
  • Performing arts and spectator sports

Solutions for your industry

Financing tailored to your needs

  • Quickly and easily access financing for your projects
  • Access working capital to grow
  • Invest in technology to innovate

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Advisory services to run a better business

  • Better manage your finances and your cash flow
  • Develop a sales and marketing strategy
  • Hire and retain employees with an HR strategy

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Specialized financing to bring your business to a whole new level

A program offered by BDC’s Growth & Transition Capital team was created for businesses in the creative and cultural industries that are looking to grow through consolidation projects, undertake a business transition or develop original content. Our solutions can help finance your projects without diluting precious ownership in your company, while providing an affordable alternative to equity. Program ends in December 2024.

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We're excited to join your creative journey

House of cool

Client story

House of Cool: How a Toronto animation studio found its niche

When talent, diversity, and a smart strategic plan come together

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Benefit from flexible terms and expert advice

Higher percentage of financing

Longer repayment periods

Payments matched to your cash flow

Seasoned advisors who know your industry

Articles and tools

Reference document

Federal and provincial funding programs for creative and cultural industries in Canada


Business loan calculator


Cash flow quiz for entrepreneurs


Ratio calculators

Together on your creative journey

We are proud to work with partners to support the Cultural and Creative Industry community across Canada.