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The Live Music program supports B.C.-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences and artists. 

Recipients announced

This program will open on September 14, 2022. The application deadline is October 26, 2022, at 11:59 PM, PDT.

Updated guidelines and program materials will be available on the launch date. Last year’s materials are available below.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:

Mizzy Mejia | Coordinator, Music Programs
Phone: 604.736.7997
Email: mmejia@creativebc.com
Appointments: calendly.com/mizzycrbc

OR

Kaitlyn Reining | Program Analyst, Music
Phone: 604.730.2254
Email: kreining@creativebc.com
Appointments: calendly.com/kreining

Live Music Downloads + Forms

This program supported B.C.-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences and artists, and enhancing music tourism throughout B.C. Live music presenters could apply for live music presentation and business development activities. The review period for complete applications was approximately 12 weeks after the program deadline date.

Live Music Presentation - Guidelines 2021/22
Live Music Presentation - Scoring Priorities 2021/22
Live Music Presentation - Sample Application 2021/22
Live Music Business Development - Guidelines 2021/22
Live Music Business Development - Scoring Priorities 2021/22
Live Music Business Development - Sample Application 2021/22

Live Music – Operational Support (2021/22)

Downloads and Forms

This intake provided operational support for venues, festivals, and concert presenters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to assist with the recovery and restart of the live music industry.

Grants of $500-$75,000 were disbursed to support operational expenses, based on need, impact, and resilience. Applications opened on August 11, 2021. The deadline for applications was September 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. The review period for complete applications was approximately 6 weeks after the program deadline date.

Please see the guidelines for the Operational Support intake. Applications were scored according to the criteria in the scoring priorities sheet below:

Live Music Operational Support Guidelines (2021/22)

Live Music Operational Support Scoring Priorities (2021/22)

Live Music Operational Support Sample Application (2021/22)

Final Report Information for Recipients

Final reporting information for this program’s 2021/22 cycle will be available soon.