The FACTOR Live Performance Program subsidizes the cost of domestic and international performances including showcases and tours.
There are two components to this program: Tour Support and Showcase. To qualify for either of these components, you must either have a current release (released no longer than 24 months prior to the component submission date) or an upcoming release (due to be released within six months of the latest scheduled tour or showcase date).
All artists with a rated artist and applicant profile can apply for the Showcase component. Artists rated 2 and 3 with an approved applicant profile can also apply to the Tour Support component.
This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply multiple times throughout the year, up to the funding maximum. Applications must be submitted at least one day prior to the start of the trip.
How to Apply
To apply for this funding, follow the application instructions on the FACTOR website carefully.
FACTOR staff assess the eligibility of the project and then make a recommendation to the Board of Directors regarding approval. Assessment time is six to eight weeks from the date of application.
Payment Process and Project Completion
Funding is a grant. Generally, 50% of the offer is paid when the offer is accepted, and the remaining funding is paid on final completion. For a breakdown of FACTOR’s contributions, see the Program Guidelines. All projects are subject to an annual maximum of:
- General: $7,500 in Showcase support, of which a maximum of $5,000 can be used for domestic showcases, and up to the full $7,500 for international showcases.
- Artist 2: $32,500 in combined tour & showcase support. The Tour component maximum is $30,000, of which a max of $15,000 can be used for domestic tours, and up to the full $30,000 for international tours. The Showcase component maximum is $7,500, $5,000 of which can be used for domestic showcases, and up to the full $7,500 can be used for International showcases.
- Artist 3: $37,500 in combined tour and showcase support. The Tour component maximum is $35,000, of which a max of $15,000 can be used for domestic tours, and up to the full $35,000 for international tours. The Showcase component maximum is $7,500, $5,000 of which can be used for domestic showcases, and up to the full $7,500 can be used for international showcases.