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 LGBTQ2A.

Any Canadian person, company or organization with an appropriate project is eligible to apply. An Applicant Profile is not required.

Canadian owned and controlled companies may apply for funding towards events/projects that benefit a number of different copyright holders.

The following types of projects are not eligible:

  • music schools
  • instrument lessons
  • talent contests
  • children’s music programming
  • BIA festivals
  • municipal events
  • student projects
  • projects which benefit only one company (e.g. record label) or artist

Applicants may not receive funding from the Collective Initiatives program and this program for the same project, or elements of the same project, in the same fiscal year.

In most cases applicants are only eligible to receive funding twice towards the same project.


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