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.
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
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.
The Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings by artists rated 2 and 3.
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.
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).
Deadline: June 17, 2020
Support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, groups, and organizations for long-term projects (between 1 to 3 years).
Deadline: September 23, 2020 / October 7, 2020
Support to the ongoing artistic/cultural activities (including staffing) of First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.