Indigenous grants & opportunities

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FACTOR

Artist Development
Deadline: TBA

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: TBA

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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CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT

INDIGENOUS ARTIST MICROGRANT
Deadline: Ongoing

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.

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Honouring the Children Grant
Deadline: Ongoing

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.

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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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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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