British Columbia’s music professionals and artists have reason to celebrate, with the announcement of $7.5 million in government funding for Amplify BC, the province’s new music fund.
Amplify BC will support people working in BC’s diverse music industry. The new fund focuses on four program areas: career development for BC artists, support for live music events in BC, support for BC's music companies, and the development of our provincial music industry.
The new fund was created following consultation with Creative BC and discussion with BC’s music industry stakeholders. Amplify BC will be administered by Creative BC from April 2018 through end of March 2019.
During April and May of 2018, Creative BC will be developing programs.
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1. 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 a new focus on young up-and-coming talent.
2. Career Development
This program will support the careers of emerging and established artists in BC, funding sound recordings, music videos and marketing initiatives.
3. Live Music
This program will support BC-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, artists and youth, and enhancing music tourism throughout BC.
4. Music Company Development
This program will support the sustainability, growth and capacity of BC’s music companies.
Creative BC will be developing programs over the coming months. Subscribe to Creative BC's Music Industry Newsletter for announcements regarding program launches, eligibility criteria and application deadlines.