The Collective Initiatives program is comprised of four components that, singly or in combination, help finance music industry events, showcases and productions that have a collective benefit for the Canadian music industry.
Every event or initiative funded under this program must be collective in nature. Projects cannot predominantly benefit any one artist or enterprise. Successful projects will create new market development results for Canadian artists or music entrepreneurs.
Canadian corporations, associations and non-profit organizations with an approved applicant profile can apply. New applicants must submit a one-page letter of intent at least 5 months before project start date to determine eligibility. If the letter of intent is approved, the applicant must have an approved applicant profile in order to apply.
Funding in this program is a grant. FACTOR will contribute a percentage of the total eligible budget (see below) up to an annual or project maximum. Generally, 50% of the offer is paid when the offer is accepted, and the remainder on final completion.
- Digital marketing: 75% of total eligible budget up to $50,000
- Industry events: 50% of total eligible budget up to $200,000 per fiscal year for industry events
- Showcase production for export-ready artists: 50% of total eligible budget
- Showcase production for artists from official language minority communities: 75% of total eligible budget up to $100,000.
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