Funding Programs

Knowledge Hub

Discover industry contacts, program recipients, productions shooting and more.


New Dawn 2023 Call for Entries

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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 2019/20 – 2020/21 Impact Report: Adapting and Moving Forward to learn about the impacts of this provincial investment through the COVID-19 pandemic. 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: February 15, 2023
Rolling intake until March 1, 2024


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


Career Development

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


Live Music

Supports B.C.-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, and artists.

Opens: September 14, 2022
Deadline: October 26, 2022


Music Company

Supports the sustainability, growth and capacity of B.C.’s music companies.

Opens: November 2, 2022
Deadline: December 14, 2022


Past Recipients

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 BC. Grant coaches can provide input on your applications for Amplify BC programs. 

This includes artists and companies from and serving the following groups: 

  • Indigenous peoples 
  • Black community 
  • People of Colour 
  • Deaf and Disability community, and those who live with chronic illness or are neurodiverse
  • 2SLGBTQIA+, and gender diverse

This also includes people from underrepresented regions of BC:

  • Cariboo 
  • Kootenay 
  • Nechako 
  • North Coast 
  • Northeast 
  • Thompson / Okanagan 
  • Vancouver Island and Coast (excluding the Capital Regional District / City of Victoria) 

Visit the Career Development and Live Music program pages for current grant coaching opportunities.

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Other Funding Opportunities

Music BC

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

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