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Please see the following list of past programs for historical reference.

BC Music Fund

On February 11, 2016, the Province of BC announced the creation of the BC Music Fund, a $15-million investment to support the growth of B.C.’s music industry.

The BC Music Fund was administered by Creative BC through March 31, 2018, with the goals of stimulating direct investment, job creation, music tourism, increased regional activity, and the export of BC music. A full complement of funding programs were designed to stimulate economic growth and activity by investing in B.C.’s diverse music sector.

Based on feedback from stakeholders across B.C.’s music industry, Creative BC launched eight programs to support the careers of B.C. artists, live music performances, the development of music companies, training & export initiatives, research, innovation, and the growth of the B.C. music industry.

Read BC Music Fund: From Design to Impact to learn about the results of this provincial investment.

 

Showcase BC
The one-time Showcase BC program provided immediate support to B.C. musicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by the Province of British Columbia, this program was administered by Creative BC. Micro-grants were awarded to B.C. artists who were eligible and had previously applied to Amplify BC programs, to support livestreaming, songwriting, and professional development. Online performances were free, and available to the public at Showcase BC, or through the hashtag #ShowcaseBC. If you have a final report outstanding for this program, you can submit it here
Innovation

The Innovation Program supported innovative projects, platforms, and services that addressed the needs of B.C.’s music industry during COVID-19.

 

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Amplify BC

Amplify BC programs deliver funding through four streams serving B.C. artists, live music presenters, music companies and the development of the music industry.

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Vancouver Music Fund

The Vancouver Music Fund supports music and musicians working and living in Vancouver by addressing gaps, opportunities and embracing the city’s vibrant and diverse music communities.

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