Grant Name: Market Access NL





Applications must be submitted no later than 1 week (7 days) prior to the start date of the proposed project. Late applications will not be considered.


MusicNL is pleased to announce a one-time COVID-19 funding program to support artists touring within Newfoundland & Labrador. Between June 9, 2021 and March 31, 2022 (or until funding is exhausted), we will be accepting applications for intra-provincial touring for Newfoundland & Labrador musicians.



  • Applicant must have been a resident of Newfoundland & Labrador for at least six (6) months prior to the application. Proof of residency may be required.
  • Individuals/groups are eligible to receive funding under this program one time only


  • Touring outside of Newfoundland & Labrador, professional development activities, recording projects, and marketing activities. Please see separate funding programs available through MusicNL.
  • Projects that do not have a performance component
  • Projects with less than three (3) confirmed dates
  • Projects with less than two (2) municipalities
  • Applications received less than one week before project start date


  • Travel, including transportation costs to, from, and within the target market(s)
  • Accommodations
  • Per diems


  • Best economy rates for flights, hotels and vehicle rentals only
  • Mileage under Government of Newfoundland and Labrador provincial rate eligible only when using privately owned vehicle. Mileage forms must be submitted with final report
  • Promotional costs are eligible if limited to a specific project and during the specific project period.
  • Only those expenses incurred after the application has been received by MusicNL are eligible
  • Any expenses to be paid to the applicant by the promoter in lieu of payment must be included at the time of application and declared as artist’s revenue


  • Any and all expenses not mentioned under eligible expenses
  • Manager fees
  • Rental or purchase of any equipment
  • Traffic ticket expenses
  • Costumes and wardrobe expenses

How to Apply?


  • All applications must be submitted electronically
  • If you have any technical questions regarding your submission, email
  • It is strongly recommended that MusicNL be contacted at least a month in advance of submission to discuss the proposed project before an application is submitted. Applications must be submitted at least one week in advance of project start date.
  • Appointments must be made through


  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Your application will not be reviewed if you have an overdue final report.

Attach a separate budget that reports the full cost of the project (i.e.: all expenses incurred even if not eligible under this program). This information will aid MusicNL in calculating the private investment in each project and to analyze the amount of investment Newfoundland and Labrador music initiatives might require going forward.

Funding Amount

Applicants may apply for up to 100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of:

  • $500 Solo Artist
  • $750 Duo
  • $1,000 Group
  • *An additional $500 per member (up to a maximum of $1,500) is available for travel to or from Labrador.
  • Monies are a grant and not repayable.
  • A group is considered 3 or more individuals.
  • To be considered a tour, there can be no more than 3 days between tour dates.
  • Tours must include three dates within the province in at least two different municipalities. At least two municipalities included in the tour must be more than 100km from artist/group’s current residence.

Contact Information

David Shears, Programs Manager
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 1G5
Phone: (709) 754-2574 (ext. 2)

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