Music Industry Initiatives

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The Music Industry Initiatives program supports initiatives that grow and develop British Columbia’s music ecosystem.

Successful projects will build the capacity of B.C. music industry through training, knowledge transfer, and the creation of new business opportunities. Canadian companies, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and collectives are able to apply.

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Apply now! This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM, PDT, or until funds are no longer available.

Applicants will first submit a one-page project summary. Projects that meet the goals of this funding program will be invited to submit a full application and given the link to the online application form. Applicants may be given feedback related to gaps, questions, and concerns to address in their application. Creative BC will respond within three weeks. 

Full applications will be scored by Creative BC staff according to the priorities of the program and the applicant capacity to deliver the project. Evaluation is competitive and comparative, based on the applications submitted and funding available. Results will be available 4-6 weeks after full applications are submitted.

Please refer to the scoring sheet below to view the weighting of the categories.

2022/23 Music Industry Initiatives Scoring Sheet

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Mizzy Mejia | Coordinator, Music Programs
Phone: 236-455-0946


Brenda Grunau | Manager, Music Programs
Phone:  604-730-2251

Music Industry Initiatives Downloads + Forms

Music Industry Initiatives Guidelines 2022/23
Project Summary Template 2022/23

Scoring Sheet 2022/23

Final Report Information for Recipients

The deadline for 2021/22 Music Industry Initiatives final reports is December 1, 2022.