BCMF Research - Now closed

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM; however, new opportunities are now available through amplify bc. see amplify bc's industry initiatives program for 2018/2019 application details.

The BCMF Research 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 grow knowledge and improve sector data for the long-term sustainability of BC’s music industry.

Successful projects will build the capacity of BC’s music industry through qualitative and/or quantitative research projects that support the growth and diversity of BC’s music industry, inform new businesses opportunities and practices, and create deeper knowledge of BC’s music industry.

Projects must demonstrate a collective benefit to BC’s music industry, or to one aspect of BC’s music industry, and cannot predominantly benefit one artist, company or organization. The final research project must be shared publicly for the benefit of BC’s music sector. 

Canadian not-for-profit organizations and companies are eligible to apply for up to 75% of project costs.

Research Program Budget: $300,000

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. 

Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis starting December 15, 2016, and ending on March 5, 2018. Applications will be accepted until funds for the program are no longer available.

The deadline for submitting project summaries is March 5, 2018, and the deadline for full applications is March 19, 2018.


For information on how to apply, please be sure to read the Guidelines for the Research Program:

Research Program Guidelines (PDF)

Prospective applicants are required to submit a one-page project summary including the follow information:

  • Project description;
  • List of all partners involved in the project; and
  • Description of the knowledge gap or need in BC’s music industry that this project serves. Explain how the project will serve this need.

After receipt of this project summary, a meeting will be scheduled with Brenda Grunau, Manager of the BC Music Fund, to discuss the project. Projects that meet the goals of this funding program will be invited to submit a full application to the Research program, and given the link to the online application form.




If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Brenda Grunau, Manager, BC Music Fund
Phone: +1 604 730 2251