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On April 13, 2021, the B.C. government announced a renewed investment for Amplify BC to support the recovery and growth of B.C.’s music industry. People and companies in B.C.’s music industry can plan for the future with $22.5 million dedicated to the sector over the next three years. Creative BC will continue to adapt Amplify BC programs each year to meet the changing needs of the music industry as part of B.C.’s economic recovery.
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 future program launches, eligibility criteria, and application deadlines.
Amplify BC Programs
Music Industry Initiatives
Supports initiatives that grow and develop B.C.’s music ecosystem.
Opens: May 11, 2022
Rolling intake until March 1, 2023
Record in BC
This program attracts established out-of-province artists to record at B.C. studios and with B.C. producers.
Opens: August 3, 2022
Rolling intake until November 30, 2022
Supports the careers of emerging and established artists in B.C., funding sound recordings, music videos + marketing initiatives.
Opens: September 7, 2022
Deadline: October 19, 2022
Supports B.C.-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, and artists.
Opens: September 14, 2022
Deadline: October 26, 2022
Supports the sustainability, growth and capacity of B.C.’s music companies.
Opens: November 2, 2022
Deadline: December 14, 2022
View previous years’ music funding recipients in the Knowledge Hub. You’ll also find industry contacts, vendors, and more.
Grant Coaching Sessions
One-hour grant coaching sessions are available for new and previously unsuccessful applicants from underrepresented groups and regions of B.C. Grant coaches can provide feedback on your applications for Amplify BC programs.
This includes artists and companies from and serving the following groups:
- Indigenous peoples
- The Black community
- People of Colour
- Deaf and Disability community, and those who live with chronic illness, or who are neurodiverse
- LGBTQ2IA+ and gender diverse
This also includes people from underrepresented regions of BC:
- North Coast
- Thompson / Okanagan
- Vancouver Island and Coast (excluding the Capital Regional District / City of Victoria)
INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES:
1. Sign up for grant coaching session by following the links below.
2. Read the guidelines and start writing your grant application before your appointment, and come with specific questions. Share your saved application link or application materials with your grant coach, to receive feedback on your draft.
3. You are limited to ONE grant coaching session. Please do not sign up for multiple sessions with multiple coaches.
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Other Funding Opportunities
Learn about programs offered by the province’s music industry membership association.
First Peoples' Cultural Council
Discover programs and initiatives for Indigenous artists, recording professionals and artist entrepreneurs
Funding Recipient Profiles