Grant Name: Factor – Collective Initiatives





Industry events

Rolling deadline

  • Applications need to be submitted at least 3 months before the project start date

Showcase production for artists from official language minority communities

Rolling deadline

  • Application needs to be submitted at least 3 months before event start date.

Showcase production for export-ready artists

  • Period one deadline: June 1, 2021 for events occurring between august 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
  • Period two deadline: September 1, 2021 for events occurring between November 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022
  • Period three deadline: December 1, 2021 for events occurring between February 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022

Period four deadline: March 1, 2022 for events occurring between May 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022


The Collective Initiatives program is comprised of three components that, singly or in combination, help finance music industry events, showcases and productions that have a collective benefit for the Canadian music industry.

Every event or initiative funded under this program must be collective in nature. Projects cannot predominantly benefit any one artist or enterprise. Successful projects will create new market development results for Canadian artists or music entrepreneurs.


Canadian corporations, associations and non-profit organizations with an approved applicant profile can apply. New applicants must submit a one-page Letter of Intent at least 5 months before project start date to determine eligibility. If the letter of intent is approved, the applicant must have an approved applicant profile in order to apply

How to Apply?

  1. Applicants proposing projects that have not previously been funded by Collective Initiatives must first submit a one-page Letter of Intent to FACTOR. This letter should be emailedo and will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Collective Initiatives Program – April 1, 2021
  2. You must have a reviewed and rated Applicant Profile in order to submit an application. Please go to the How to Apply page on the FACTOR website for instructions on creating and sharing Applicant Profiles.
  3. All Applicants should read FACTOR’s Business Policies before starting an application.
  4. Applicants must include a company Diversity and Inclusion Policy with their application. Not-for-profit organizations must also include policies for management and Board of Directors positions within the organization.
  5. FACTOR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Please contact your Project Coordinator or our general information account to discuss options for accommodations throughout the application process, as well as our Application Accessibility Support Fund.
  6. Until further notice, all Applicants who apply for in-person activities must submit contingency plans and budgets for what their event will look like if COVID-19 prevents their initiative from continuing as planned

Funding Amount

Funding & Payments

Funding in this program is a grant. FACTOR will contribute a percentage of the total eligible budget (see below) up to an annual or project maximum. Generally, 50% of the offer is paid when the offer is accepted, and the remainder on final completion.

  • Industry events: 75% of total eligible budget up to $200,000 per fiscal year for industry events
  • Showcase production for artists from official language minority communities: 75% of total eligible budget up to $100,000.
  • Showcase production for export-ready artists: 75% of total eligible budget.

Contact Information

247 Spadina Avenue, Third Floor
Toronto, ON M5T 3A8
416 696 2215

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