The Artist Development Program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward one year of artist development activities including sound recording, touring & showcasing, video production, marketing and promotion.
The Comprehensive Artist program contributes toward the cost of acquiring, producing and marketing a full-length album.
The Live Performance program subsidizes the cost of domestic and international performances including showcases and tours.
Deadline: Rolling but must be submitted at least 3 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.
Juried Sound Recording
The Juried Sound Recording program contributes toward the cost of acquiring, producing and marketing a full length album. Submissions are assessed by an independent jury of music industry professionals.
The Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings by artists rated 2 and 3.
CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT
INDIGENOUS ARTIST MICROGRANT
This program is intended to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists living and working in the Treaty 7 region for activities and expenses related to the preservation, maintenance, and revival of Indigenous culture and tradition. Eligible proposals may include: projects related to crafting and creating regalia, and projects related to traditional methods and forms.
Honouring the Children Grant
This program is specifically for Indigenous artists or Indigenous arts organizations who live and work on Treaty 7 territory, to support artistic projects responding to, honouring, or in memory of the loss of life, culture, ceremony, and language amongst the original peoples of this land because of the residential school system.
CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
Creating, Knowing, and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples
This program supports Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations that foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem.
Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Project grants to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations for travel to attend significant events within Canada or abroad.
Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project/ activity
Micro grants to support the advancement of artistic careers or practices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations.
Deadline: Rolling (please check website)
Support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, groups, and organizations for short-term projects (up to 1 year).
THE SOCAN FOUNDATION
Travel Assistance Program
Grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres of music to assist with travel-related costs for career-building or career-defining activities in Canada or abroad.
Professional Development Assistance Program
Grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers and music publishers across all genres of music, for upgrading their skills and knowledge or acquiring new skills and knowledge to advance their careers.