Music

  • ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS

    FACTOR CANADA

    I LOST MY GIG

    NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE + FACEBOOK CANADA 

    SAID THE WHALE YOUNG ARTIST GRANT

    UNISON FUND

  • In order to provide flexibility to Amplify BC funding recipients, the deadline for project completion and final reports has been extended to December 15, 2020. Funding for cancelled Live Music and Industry Initiatives events can be used for events in 2020-21.

    Please contact your Program Analyst to provide updates on your project. All recipients will be notified if there are any changes to deadlines or project requirements as the current situation evolves.

    My project is going to be impacted by COVID-19. Who should I notify?

    If you are anticipating changes to your timeline or approved expenses for your project, please contact your Program Analyst. The ramifications of COVID-19 on supported projects will be tracked and will help inform future decision making.

    I am anticipating delays with my project. Can I receive an extension?

    Projects can be extended up until December 15, 2020. Funding for cancelled Live Music and Industry Initiatives events can be used for events in 2020-21. Contact your Program Analyst to update us on your project.

    Can I schedule a meeting to discuss my project with Creative BC?

    Program Analysts will continue to be available by phone or video conference. In-person meetings are not available at this time.

    How will I receive my cheque?

    Cheques will be mailed or funds will be electonically transfered until further notice.

    Should I anticipate any other changes to my project or grant outside of what’s written in the program guidelines?

    We intend to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of industry, and will update recipients by email with any changes to our programs or policies. 

    Can I push my project to next year?

    The deadlines for Career Development and Music Company Development projects have been extended to December 15, 2020. Annual live music and industry events that are cancelled can request postponing their grant to use towards their event in 2020-21.

    When will programs reopen?

    When can I reapply? Please sign up for the Music Industry Newsletter for information on new intakes or programs.

    Will it reflect poorly on me as an applicant if I am unable to complete my project? If I withdraw my project does it affect my chances at future funding?

    No. Projects withdraw for a multitude of reasons. Applicants that withdraw will  continue to be in good standing with Creative BC and can continue to access funding for future projects.

    I no longer have matching funding to put towards my project. Should I cancel my project? We intend to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of industry. Please contract your Program Analyst to discuss your project.

     

    Live Music + Industry Initiatives FAQs

    My event is in the immediate future and will have over 50 attendees, should it be cancelled?

    Yes. At the direction of the Minister of Health and B.C.’s provincial health officer, event organizers are required to cancel any gathering larger than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor events, conferences, and meetings. More information is available here. Please alert your Program Analyst if your event is being cancelled.

    My event is small and will have less than 50 attendees, does it need to be cancelled?

    For gatherings under 50 people, refer to Provincial Health Agency of Canada's "Risk-Informed Decision-Making" considerations when deciding whether to postpone or cancel your event here.

    My event is being cancelled due to COVID-19, can I still receive funding for expenses that have already been incurred?

    Yes. Funding recipients can claim non-recoverable expenses in their final reports for cancelled activities and travel. Please alert your Program Analyst as soon as you have made the decision to cancel your event.

    Can I postpone my event?

    Yes, we are accepting changes to project timelines. Projects can be postponed or extended up until December 15, 2020. Funding for cancelled Live Music and Industry Initiatives events can also be used for events in 2020-21. If your event is cancelled or you wish to postpone, please update your Program Analyst.

    My project may need to scale back, or may no longer qualify as expanded activity. Am I still eligible for funding?

    Yes, projects that are forced to scale back their activity due to COVID-19 will still be eligible for funding. Specifics will be determined on a case-by-case basis; please reach out to your Program Analyst to discuss.

    My project is going ahead as planned, but I’m worried that revenues from ticket sales, sponsorships, etc., may be less than expected. What happens if I’m not able to find enough matching private funding?

    We intend to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of industry. Please contract your Program Analyst to discuss your project. In addition, the 75% public funding cap for this program will be waived for projects affected by COVID-19 to assist recipients expecting reduced earned revenues.

    CAREER DEVELOPMENT FAQS

    I am postponing my album release, and am no longer moving forward with the marketing portion of my budget. Can I use this money toward more recording or video instead?

    Yes. Please send a revised budget to your Program Analyst for approval. Recording activities must take place at an eligible studio. If you are adding a music video, submit a copy of your treatment to your Program Analyst for approval before moving forward with the video. Live videos do not require treatments. 

    VANCOUVER MUSIC FUND FAQS - COMING SOON.