Indigenous grants & opportunities

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FACTOR

Artist Development
Deadline: May 28, 2020 & October 15, 2020

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.

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Comprehensive Artist 
DEADLINE: ROLLING

The Comprehensive Artist program contributes toward the cost of acquiring, producing and marketing a full-length album.

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Live Performance
Deadline: Rolling

The Live Performance program subsidizes the cost of domestic and international performances including showcases and tours.

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Sponsorship
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.

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Juried Sound Recording
Deadline: May 28, 2020 & October 15, 2020

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.

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Video
Deadline: Rolling

The Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings by artists rated 2 and 3.

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS (AFA) MUSIC PROJECT GRANT

Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding
Deadline: September 1/20, March 1/21

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of an individual Indigenous artist, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists in Alberta by providing funding for a specific cultural or artistic project.

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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.

Travel
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.

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Small-Scale Activities
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.

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Short-Term Projects
Deadline: Rolling (please check website)

Support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, groups, and organizations for short-term projects (up to 1 year).

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Long-Term Projects
Deadline: June 17, 2020

Support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, groups, and organizations for long-term projects (between 1 to 3 years).

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Indigenous Organizations
Deadline: September 23, 2020 / October 7, 2020

Support to the ongoing artistic/cultural activities (including staffing) of First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations.

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THE SOCAN FOUNDATION

Travel Assistance Program
Deadline: Ongoing

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.

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Professional Development Assistance Program
Deadline: Ongoing

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.

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EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL

Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant

Deadline: October 15, 2020

The Cultural Diversity in the Arts program, established by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, expands Edmonton's cultural and artistic footprint through innovation and inclusivity. The program supports artists working in a range of artistic traditions and practices.

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Creators' Reserve Grants
DEADLINE: APRIL 24, 2020

Creators' Reserve is a new program for individual artists. This program will allow artists to explore an idea, research and develop content and create new artistic work or the substantive revision to a work in progress. The Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is contributing $100,000 towards this program. Creators' Reserve will provide a total of $500,000 directly to artists, including funds specifically allocated for Indigenous artists and artists from equity-seeking groups. Grants of $5,000 will be available. Artists seeking to engage the services of an artistic peer or peers may request additional funds of up to $1,000 to compensate others.

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BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY 

Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards
Deadline: May 12, 2020

Indigenous leaders, managers, and directors are faced with increasingly complex issues, accelerated change, and new ways of doing business. They are also finding new and creative ways to move beyond standard corporate models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance.

This program will explore the structure and management of a governing body for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, with particular focus on building solid foundations for Indigenous governance.

Participants will come away with tools to understand their leadership style in order to strengthen governance foundations, facilitate new processes, run more productive meetings, and be more effective decision-makers.

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