FACTOR: Artist Development / Juried Sound Recording

As of the next Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording deadline on January 31, 2019 – new applicants submitting Applicant Profiles and Artist Profiles for review may do so at any time, including the same day you submit your project application. To do so, complete only the Mandatory Information section of the Artist Profile. You do not need to complete the Additional Information section of the Artist Profile to get the General Artist Rating.

Ensure you have read the guidelines of the program to which you wish to apply before submitting your application. See Juried Sound Recording & Artist Development Plan for more info

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. These activities must be detailed in an  which will be submitted to FACTOR as a required element of the application.

With your application, you must submit:

  • An MP3 of a recent demo along with lyrics, known as the Assessment Track
  • A current Artist Biography (uploaded to your artist profile)
  • An Artist Development Plan, which sets out all the intended artist development activities to be undertaken if the project is approved for funding

At the end of the Artist Development year, successful applicants are required to deliver to FACTOR one new, previously unreleased, professional quality sound recording, called the Delivery Track.


For more information, click HERE

To apply for this program you must have approved and rated artist and applicant profiles in the online system before you can begin. These must be submitted at least 7 days before the application deadline if you are a first-time applicant.

All FACTOR deadlines are for 11:59pm PT on deadline day. Any technical issues with FACTOR’s online system must be reported to FACTOR prior to 5pm ET on deadline day.

How to Apply

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