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 BC’s 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.
Apply now! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2024, or until all funds are disbursed.
Applicants will first submit a one-page project summary. Projects that meet the goals of this funding program will then be invited to submit a full application, and provided with the link to the full application’s online application form, along with supporting documents to complete their submission. Creative BC staff will respond to all project summary submissions within three weeks of receipt.
Prior to completing this full submission, applicants may also be provided with feedback related to gaps, questions, and concerns to address in their application.
Full applications will be scored by Creative BC staff according to the priorities of the program, and the applicant’s demonstrated capacity to deliver the project. Evaluation is competitive and comparative, based on the applications submitted and funding available. Results will be communicated 4 – 6 weeks after full applications are submitted.
As you prepare your project summary or full application, please refer to the scoring sheet below to view the weighting of the categories.
If you have any additional questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Mizzy Mejia | Coordinator, Music Programs
Brenda Grunau | Manager, Music Programs
Music Industry Initiatives Downloads + Forms
Music Industry Initiatives Guidelines 2023/24
Review these guidelines before beginning your Music Industry Initiatives application.
Music Industry Initiatives Scoring Sheet 2023/24
Review the Music Industry Initiatives scoring criteria here.
Project Summary Template 2023/24
Use this template to prepare your one-page project summary. Attach it to the clickable form below. *Required.
Submit Your One-Page Project Summary
Apply now! Staff will respond to all submissions within three weeks. *Required.
Final Report Information for Recipients
All Music Industry Initiatives final reports require the following items:
Music Industry Initiatives Final Report (online form)
Cost Report (downloadable .xlsx file; updated on February 15, 2023).
Music Industry Initiatives grant recipients are reminded to contact staff to obtain approval for proposed changes to their approved projects in advance, and prior to submitting their final reports.