NEW FUNDING Support for Live Music Events - FACTOR Canada
The purpose of this program is to stimulate the employment of Canadian artists and cultural workers, including technicians and other service providers and supporting workers, by providing financial support for live music events that use Canadian artists. These can be in-person presentations (adhering to local guidelines, with the understanding that these are in flux) and/or digital. It's intended to take away some of the risk factor of presenting events and get live event workers back to work.
Applicants can be for example: artists (for local or virtual tours), managers, booking agents, concert promoters, venues that have a capacity under 2500, festivals.
Ineligible: Radio/TV broadcasters; venues associated with a city/municipality or educational institution; not-for-profit festivals/presenters and others that are already supported by BCAH, CAPF and CCA. Some exceptions apply.
Priority will be given to equity-seeking populations and Indigenous-led organizations as well as applicants that do not traditionally receive Canada Music Fund funding but were eligible for the 2020 Emergency Support Fund.
SaskMusic note: While this is a rolling deadline, we encourage those interested to get your applications in ASAP as funding is expected to be exhausted at some point. Additionally, the sooner you apply, the sooner you would receive notice on whether you are successful or not, with summer/fall programming in mind. The lead applicant can only apply once to this program so you'll want to plan out your full roster of shows in the one application.
Learn more at http://www.factor.ca/live/ . If you'd like support/bounce ideas off for your application please let us know, firstname.lastname@example.org