Grant Name: Canada Music Fund

Status:

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Deadline:

Please contact the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) and Foundation Musicaction (Musicaction) for application deadlines.

Description

The Canada Music Fund (CMF) ensures that a diversity of Canadian music artists connect with audiences everywhere.

The CMF has two main components: Individual Initiatives and Collective Initiatives.

These components are delivered through the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for the Anglophone market and the Foundation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the Francophone market.

Individual Initiatives

This component provides financial assistance exclusively to undertake activities that are central to the development of Canadian artists, the promotion of their music and the expansion of their audience.

Read more about the Individual Initiatives component of the CMF.

Collective Initiatives

This component provides financial assistance to undertake activities that help Canadian artists and industry professionals gain a greater profile at home and abroad, increase their artistic and business skills, and build their export‑readiness and overall competitiveness.

Read more about the Collective Initiatives component of the CMF.

Eligibility

Individual Initiatives

Eligible recipients include:

  • Canadian artists / artists-entrepreneurs; and
  • Canadian music industry professionals, including for-profit Canadian owned and controlled firms (such as record labels, music publishers and those involved in artist management) and not-for-profit organizations whose principal business or purpose is central to the career development of Canadian music artists.
Collective Initiatives

Eligible recipients include:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations; and
  • associations or corporations owned and controlled by Canadians.

How to Apply?

Individual Initiatives

The Individual Initiatives component is administered by the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for the English-language sector of the music industry, and the Foundation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the French-language sector.

Collective Initiatives

The Collective Initiatives component is administered by the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for the English-language sector of the music industry, and the Foundation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the French-language sector.

Funding Amount

  • Funding amount based on each individual application
  • Budget 2021 Supplemental Funding in 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024

The 2021 Federal Budget provided an additional $77 million for the CMF:

  • $50 million in temporary funding in 2021-2022 for new COVID-19 related funding to support the live music sector, one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic, and to maintain the stability of Canada’s funding system for commercial music;
  • a two-year extension of the $10 million supplemental annual funding for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 to continue to support the program’s recent modernization; and,
  • $7 million in 2022-2023 for music festivals not funded through other departmental programs.

The $77 million is in addition to the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund, of which $15 million is being delivered through the CMF this year.

If you are interested in learning more about the CMF, you can read the most recent Evaluation of the Canada Music Fund which covers fiscal years 2012-2013 to 2017-2018.

Contact Information

FACTOR

247 Spadina Ave., 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 3A8Telephone

416-696-2215

Fax

416-696-6857

Website

FACTOR

Email

general.info@factor.ca

Musicaction

4385 Saint-Hubert Street, Suite 2
Montreal, Quebec
H2J 2X1

Telephone

514-861-8444

1-800-861-5561 (toll free in Canada)

Fax

514-861-4423

Website

Musicaction

Email

info@musicaction.ca

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Canada

Arts, Culture, Sport

English French
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