The Music Business Innovation program has now surpassed its capacity to fund new projects and is closed to new applications as of Friday July 2, 2021. All applications that have been received before 11:59PM MST on July 2, 2021 will be adjudicated by the end of July. The Individual grant stream will remain open.


Music Business Innovation Guidelines

Budget Template (Please choose just one template to use)

Music Business Innovation Grant FAQ


Final Report

Applications open: May 17, 2021
Application deadline: July 2, 2021 at 11:59PM MST
Final Report: Projects can be ongoing with a final reporting deadline of March 31, 2022

Program Objectives
The Music Business Innovation Micro Grant program is designed to provide one-time funding to live music venues and other music industry businesses who have incurred financial losses due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program supports projects that aim to sustain venues and businesses during the pandemic and innovative initiatives, platforms, and services that address the needs of Alberta’s music industry. This program encourages creativity in business and the fostering, protection, and creation of jobs within the music sector in Alberta.


Please note that Alberta Music staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please review the FAQ page and contact