Grant Name: Factor – Comprehensive Artist





Rolling Deadline:

  • Applications may be submitted at any time; however, please note that (a) only costs incurred after the date of application will be recognized; (b) recording must start within six months of application for the sound recording; and (c) applications for all component funding must be submitted within the later of six months after commercial release, or 24 months after the date of the Sound Recording application.


The Comprehensive Artist program contributes toward the cost of acquiring, producing and marketing a full-length album


  • Record Label 2
  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Record Label 4
  • Artist 3

Artists may apply for this program on their own behalf if they are unsigned. Such artists must have an approved applicant profile as well as an artist profile with an Artist 3 rating.

Canadian record labels of all ratings, including MEC-supported companies may apply, provided the Artist is rated 3. Record labels including MEC-supported companies must have a reviewed and rated applicant profile. Recipients of Envelope Funding may not apply to this program.

Artists are ineligible (regardless of artist rating) if they have ever had: a Platinum Album Certification in Canada; and/or worldwide sales of any one album of 100,000 units or more; and/or worldwide sales of all album releases equalling 200,000 units or more.

How to Apply?

  1. Before you can apply, you must have a reviewed and rated Applicant Profile, and access to the reviewed and rated Artist Profile. Please go to the How to Apply page on the FACTOR website for instructions on creating and sharing profiles, followed by how to submit an application.
  2. 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.

Funding Amount

For the first phase of the project, FACTOR will contribute 75% of the total eligible budget, to a maximum of $82,500. Comprehensive Artist projects with sales exceeding the qualifying sales threshold may also qualify for a second phase of funding up to $40,000.

Contact Information

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

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