Grant Name: Factor – Sponsorship





This program has a rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start date of the event.


The Sponsorship program allows FACTOR to support worthy music-related projects and events that are looking for a smaller amount of support, or that do not quite fit other program mandates.

New and genre-specific music festivals, broadcaster conferences, workshops, industry association events, and international showcases are examples of projects that FACTOR has been proud to support over the years.

Extra consideration may be given to projects and events that largely benefit underserved communities, audiences and genres. These may include (for example) Northern, remote and rural communities; Indigenous peoples and Indigenous artists; Black artists and Artists of Colour; artists identifying as LGBTQ2S.


  • Other Approved (Sponsorship)

Canadian owned and controlled companies may apply for funding towards events/projects that benefit a number of different copyright holders.

The following types of projects are not eligible:

  • music schools
  • instrument lessons
  • talent contests
  • children’s music programming
  • BIA festivals
  • student projects
  • charities
  • fundraisers
  • projects which benefit only one company (e.g. record label) or one artist
  • projects involving the creation and/or release of sound recordings

Applicants may not receive funding from the Collective Initiatives program and this program for the same project, or elements of the same project, in the same fiscal year.

In most cases applicants are only eligible to receive funding twice towards the same project.

 Not sure if you’re eligible?

Learn about what FACTOR funds

How to Apply?

New applicants must submit a one-page letter of intent at least 3 months before the start of the event to determine eligibility. This letter must be emailed to

If the letter of intent is approved, the applicant must have an approved applicant profile in order to apply. See the Sponsorship Application and Completion Tutorial for a step by step guide.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

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

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