Music Industry Initiatives
Successful projects will build the capacity of BC’s music industry through training, knowledge transfer, and the creation of new business opportunities. Canadian companies, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and collectives are able to apply.
Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis starting July 15, 2020, and ending March 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until funds for the program are no longer available.
It is highly recommended that applicants submit applications a minimum of 6 weeks before their events. Applications will not be accepted for projects or events that have already occurred.
Read the Music Industry Initiatives guidelines before submitting an application:
Prospective applicants are required to fill out an online form and attach a one-page project summary using the template provided:
After receipt of the one-page project summary, Creative BC staff will contact the applicant within three weeks with an initial assessment on the project. Projects that meet the goals of this funding program will be invited to submit a full application to the Music Industry Initiatives Program and given the link to the online application form.
Applications will be scored by Creative BC staff according to the priorities of the program and the applicant’s capacity to deliver the project. Evaluation is competitive and comparative, based on the applications submitted and funding available. Results will be available 4-6 weeks after full applications are submitted.
The scoring sheet will be updated for 2020-21 and available shortly. In the meantime, please refer to the 2019-20 scoring sheet below to view the weighting of the categories.
AMPLIFY BC 19/20 PROGRAM CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
The deadline for Amplify BC 19/20 projects has been extended to December 15, 2020. Final reports will still be accepted on an ongoing basis.
If your 2020 event is cancelled, you may defer your funding to 2021. Deferred projects will have a new deadline of September 1, 2021.
Creative BC has provided additional flexibility to Amplify 19/20 recipients due to COVID-19. Please review Creative BC's Grants and Cancellation Policy and the FAQ's for Amplify BC Grant Recipients to learn how your project will be impacted.
19/20 FINAL REPORT INFORMATION FOR FUNDING ReCIPIEnts
- If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Brenda Grunau | Manager, Music Programs
Phone: +1 604 730 2251