Are you a band or musician? Looking for some grants to help you pay for tours, recording costs, and other related expenses? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
In this post, we’re going to pass on links to some of the grant and prize opportunities available for bands and musicians in Canada.
The following are some of the different grants and prizes available for Canadian bands/musicians:
FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings)
FACTOR provides “financial assistance to help sustain and grow the independent Canadian music industry” (1). For bands/musicians, they offer help with financing things like: sound recording; marketing; tours; showcase events; music videos; and much more (2). For more in-depth information on what this assistance involves, click here. Otherwise, click here to access information about all of the different programs offered by FACTOR.
Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is “Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency” (3). Click here for the numerous grants and prizes that they offer to bands/musicians.
Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA)
The CIRAA, “Canada’s only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent recording artists,” offers micro-grants to help bands/musicians pay for gigs (5; 6). Click here for more information about these micro-grants.
More Links to Funding from SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada)
For links to other grants and prizes available to bands/musicians in Canada, check out SOCAN’s “Music Funding Organizations” webpage, found here.
(1)- FACTOR’s “About FACTOR” webpage:
(2)- Information about some of the different types of financial assistance available for bands/musicians from FACTOR:
(3)- The Canada Council for the Arts’ “About Us” webpage:
(4)- The Canada Council for the Arts’ music grants and prizes webpage:
(5)- The Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association’s “About CIRAA” webpage:
(6)- The CIRAA’s Groundbreaker Grant webpage:
(7)- The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada’s “About SOCAN” webpage:
(8)- SOCAN’s “Music Funding Organizations” webpage:
Links to More Information
That’s all for this one! Check back in next week for our article on registering bands/musicians as a business and related taxation information.
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