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The Music Company program supports the sustainability, growth, and capacity of B.C.’s music companies.
This program will open on November 2, 2022. The application deadline is December 14, 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.
Creative BC staff provide facilitated info sessions about the Music Company Development Program in advance of each intake. When future info sessions are confirmed, they will be announced here.
Grant coaching will re-open when the 2022/23 Music Company Development program re-launches. Additional information on specific grant coaches will be made available at that time.
One-hour grant coaching sessions are available for new and previously unsuccessful applicants from underrepresented groups and regions of BC. 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
- Black community
- People of Colour
- Deaf and Disability community, and those who live with chronic illness or 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)
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:
Music Company Downloads + Forms
This intake provided support for B.C.-based music companies serving more than one artist or client. Eligible activities included business development projects taking place during a specific funding cycle. Grants of $2,000 – $75,000 were available per applicant company, for up to 75% of total eligible expenses. The review period for complete applications was approximately 12 weeks after the program deadline date. Applications were scored according to the criteria in the scoring priorities sheet below. More information can be found below.
Music Company Development - Regular Intake Guidelines 2021/22
Application Form 2021/22
Scoring Priorities 2021/22
Sample Application 2021/22
Music Company Development – Operational Support (2021/22)
Downloads + Forms
This intake provided operational support for music companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to assist with the recovery and restart of the music industry. Grants of $500-$50,000 were disbursed to support operational expenses, based on need, impact, and resilience.
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:
Final Report Information for Recipients
Final reporting information for this program’s 2021/22 cycle will be available soon.