Harvard Broadcasting Exposure Travel Grant
Deadlines: March 1, September 1
Assists with travel/accommodation costs for Tours and Showcases/ Conferences, Domestic and International.
You must be a resident of Alberta as well as a Individual, Band, or Company member of Alberta Music.
Travel Support Maximum:
- Domestic Tours: $2,000
- International Tours: $3,000
- Showcase & Conference: $750
The Conference grant is available for industry members as well as artists. (i.e. managers, record labels, concert promoters, etc.)
Please Note: Contests that result in compensation of any type (product, services, performance opportunities, money, etc.) are NOT eligible for funding.
*REVISED GRANT APPLICATIONS*
Changes have been made to the Showcase/ Conference and Tour Guidelines and Applications. Please ensure you review prior to filling out the grant application.
Download Applications Below: (revised August 2016)
For more information on our grant program please contact Alberta Music at 780-428-3372 or 800-465-3117
The foundation administers the voluntary contributions from sponsoring radio broadcasters, as well as two components of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s newly formed Canada Music Fund Council’s programs, to support the Canadian music industry.
The funds assist Canadian recording artists and songwriters in having their material produced, their videos created, and support for domestic and international touring and showcasing opportunities. It also provides support for Canadian record labels, distributors, recording studios, video production companies, producers, engineers and directors.
For more information on FACTOR and their various programs visit, https://www.factor.ca
The Project Grants – Music can be used for:
- Art Production: demo and commercial recording
- Training/Career Development: full-time study, course, workshop or mentorship opportunity
- Travel/Marketing: promote your CD, create a website or promo package, showcase your band.
- Commissioning: The composer applies once details have been worked out with the commissioning body.
AFA application forms are now in a “smart” PDF format. Individuals intending to apply for AFA grants would greatly benefit from the brief step-by-step tutorial available. If you intend to apply for an AFA grant, visit for tips on how to complete your application.
ACIA Loan Opportunity (Alberta Cultural Industries)
Is your company ready to grow, but challenged by finances? Are you ready to borrow to put a strong business plan into action, but would rather not sign away your first-born to do it? Would you like to develop a good working relationship with a banker?
The Alberta Cultural Industries Fund (ACIA) may be a solution to boosting your bottom line. The Fund offers direct small loans up to $25,000, or guarantees your company to a financial institution for loans and lines of credit up to $250,000. The Fund is operated in part by Alberta Music, and so is designed as a “music industry friendly” process.
Download ACIA Guidelines
Alberta Cultural Industries AssociationBox 20021-10405 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, AlbertaT5J 3S2For information call: 780-498-5536
The SOCAN Foundation
Assists with travel/accommodation costs to showcase at foreign festivals. The Foundation contacts artists who are invited by the conferences.
For further information visit our website or call 1–800-557–6226.
Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts provides support for the development of individuals, groups, small ensembles, orchestras and other professionals working in the Canadian music community. In addition to tours, concert production, sound recordings and festival programming, the Music Section funds a variety of related activities such as residencies and the commissioning of Canadian compositions.
For further information visit our website or call 1–800-263–5588.
90.3 AMP ROCK STAR - Career Development Support Program
If you are a music artist residing in the Calgary area with a plan to conquer the Canadian entertainment market and beyond, you could qualify for one of 90.3’s $10,000 ROCK STAR Career Development packages. Check out our website for details!
Radio Starmaker Fund – (Canadian Radio Broadcaster Fund)
This Fund supports emerging artists with star potential from every region of Canada. The aim is to allocate funding in such a way that it has a direct impact on artists, and supports their marketing and touring initiatives both in Canada and abroad in a way that will make a difference. The Fund supports a variety of marketing and promotional initiatives related to eligible Canadian music recordings, including radio advertising, that are key to developing the star status of Canadian artists.
Who can apply?
- Canadian artists/acts with a sales track record
- Canadian independent record labels
- Canadian artist management
Edmonton Arts Council
The Edmonton Arts Council supports artists and arts and festival organizations in Edmonton with a variety of grant programs
The MicroGrant gives the EAC a new way to invest in the success of Edmonton arts and artists. With no set deadlines for applications and amounts up to $1,000 available, the MicroGrant enables you to respond to opportunities quickly, and to give life to projects that are just a boost away from take-off.
We are now accepting applications to the MicroGrant program. Visit our website for more information and a MicroGrant application form.
Classical Music Scholarships
The Edmonton Community Foundation is pleased to offer two opportunities for classical music students to receive scholarships: the Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships and the Alexandra Munn Scholarships. More information on these awards is available at our website.
Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA)- New Grant for Live Performances
Submission Deadline:10th of each month
The Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA) has just launched a new micro-grant program for Canadian Independent Artists. The program will distribute $2,000 each month to Canadian independent artists in the form of twenty $100 “micro-grants”, rewarding them specifically for live performances in new venues. For details visit our website. For further queries, contact Dave Cool, Director of Member Services at 416–203-1011.