BCMF Live Music - Apply for June 1

We are currently processing applications for this program. We will re-open applications for the June 1st intake, shortly.

The BCMF Live Music Program is one of the funding programs of the $15 million BC Music Fund supported by the Province of BC. This program is designed to support the economic growth of BC’s live music sector through investing in new or expanded performance opportunities for BC artists, BC audiences and out-of-province visitors. Funding will also support the growth of the live music sector through business development activities.

BC-based festivals, venues, event producers and presenters are eligible to apply for a grant to cover up to 25-50% of project expenses.

Application Evaluation

Applications will be scored based on the goals of the BC Music Fund and the capacity of the applicant to deliver the project. 

Deadlines for applications are February 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST, and June 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST. Additional intakes may occur in November 2017 and February 2017 if funds are still available.

Live Music Program Budget: $2.5 million


For information on how to apply, please be sure to read the Guidelines for the Live Music Program.

Live Music Program Guidelines (PDF)

Sample Application Form (PDF)

Budget & Schedule of Activities for Category A (Excel)

Budget & Schedule of Activities for Category B (Excel)

Live Music Ownership Declaration (Word)

Info Sessions


If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Kaitlyn Reining, Program Analyst, BC Music Fund
Phone: +1 604 730 2254