Amplify BC

On June 1, 2020, the B.C. government announced a renewed investment of $7.5 million for Amplify BC to stabilize, support, and sustain B.C.’s music industry during the pandemic. The Province’s music fund, delivered by Creative BC, returns for its third year.

Amplify BC programs will deliver funding through four streams serving B.C. artists, live music presenters, music companies and the development of the music industry. 

The B.C. government established Amplify BC in 2018 and continues to launch programs each year after extensive consultations with the music industry. Creative BC also has established partnerships with Music BC and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council to support the development of B.C.’s music industry.  

Read the Amplify BC 2018-2019 Impact Report From Idea to Implementation to learn about the impacts of this provincial investment. 

Subscribe to Creative BC's Music Industry Newsletter for announcements regarding program launches, eligibility criteria and application deadlines. 

  • 1. LIVE MUSIC

    This program supports BC-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, artists and youth. In 2020/21, this program will provide one-time operational support  for venues, festivals and concert presenters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect existing infrastructure and jobs.   

    Opens June 17, 2020 | Deadline TBA 

    2. innovation

    This program supports innovative projects, platforms and services that address the needs of BC’s music industry in response to the pandemic. This funding is delivered as part of support for music companies in BC’s music industry. 

    Opens June 30, 2020 | Rolling intake until September 30, 2020, or until funds are no longer available 

    3. MUSIC COMPANY DEVELOPMENT

    This program supports the sustainability, growth and capacity of BC’s music companies. In 20/21, this program will provide one-time operational support for music companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect existing infrastructure and jobs.

    Opens July 15, 2020 | Deadline TBA

    4. MUSIC industry Initiatives

    This program will support the development of BC’s music industry, funding projects that support training, skills development, export activities, business development, research and up-and-coming talent. 

    Opens July 15, 2020 | Deadline March 1, 2021, or until funds are no longer available  

    5. CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    This program will support the careers of emerging and established artists in BC, funding sound recordings, music videos and marketing initiatives.

    Opens September 2, 2020 | Deadline October 14, 2020

    Funding through Record in BC for out-of-province and international artists is on hold until further notice. 


    Subscribe to Creative BC's Music Industry Newsletter for announcements regarding program launches, eligibility criteria and application deadlines. 

  • CREATIVE BC CONGRATULATES THE GRANT RECIPIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED FUNDING THROUGH AMPLIFY BC.


    CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    The Career Development program supports the careers of BC artists. This program funds sound recording, marketing initiatives, music videos, as well as out-of-province and international artists that come to BC to record.

    The Music Company Development program supports the sustainability, growth and capacity of BC-based music companies through investing in business development activities.

    The Music Industry Initiatives program supports the development of BC’s music industry, funding projects that support training, skills development, export activities, business development, research and up-and-coming talent. 

  • The First Peoples' Cultural Council (FPCC) is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture and heritage in British Columbia. 

    In partnership with Creative BC, FPCC developed the Indigenous Music Initiative, with a focus on increasing opportunities for Indigenous music industry professionals to participate in, and further influence, BC’s music industry through knowledge transfer, skill development and the creation of new business opportunities. 

    Three new grant streams were created: 

    The First Peoples' Cultural Council also launched: 

    • The Indigenous Music Retreat, providing emerging and established artists with the opportunity to strengthen artistic and business skills through workshops and mentorship. The next retreat will be held in April 2020. Applications will open in January. 
    • Indigifest, a one-day festival in Victoria, BC, held on August 24, 2019, featuring two live music stages showcasing acclaimed Indigenous performers from B.C.  The festival includes workshops sharing traditional and contemporary art forms through interactive music, arts and culture sessions. 

    If you have any additional questions, please contact:

    Sarah Pocklington | Acting Arts Program Manager
    Phone: +1 250 652 5952 ext 211
    Email: sarah@fpcc.ca
  • Music BC is a not for profit association serving the for profit and non-profit music industry through active advocacy for funding, policy, red tape reduction, tax credits and creator’s rights. The organization also advocates at international trade missions to promote business and creative opportunities.

    Creative BC supports the following Music BC programs and initiatives: 


    If you have any additional questions, please contact:

    Music BC
    Phone: +1 604 873 1914
    Email: info@musicbc.org

  • SoundON is a province-wide campaign and resilience fund to help bring British Columbia’s music community back together and provide desperately needed support to those connected to the sector - artists, presenters, production staff and venues. The first project of its kind in Canada, it is the ultimate in community and collaboration as it brings together industry members from across the province with one common goal – to bring the province’s vibrant music industry back to life. 

     

    SoundON will fund and stream uniquely curated content through the lens of festivals and presenters. With the help of public funding, corporate sponsors, and individual donors, SoundON aims to put economic flow back into the industry. This will allow people to return to work as soon as possible – while sparking hope for those affected by the pandemic.

     

    SoundOn is presented in part with initial funding from Creative BC, the Province of British Columbia, several corporate sponsors, and private funders.

     


     

    For more information on the project and to apply to be a presenter, please visit: SoundON.ca. Please reach out to SoundON staff with any questions, or if you need further clarification on the application at info@soundon.ca.