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Budget 2021/Stream 2: Support for Live Concerts program is Open

Today FACTOR marks the launch of Budget 2021/Stream Two, the SUPPORT FOR LIVE CONCERTS program – a $20 million program which will assist Canadian musicians, venues, and promoters in the Canadian live sector weather the pandemic.

The elements targeted by Support for Live Concerts are in planning and presenting in-person and hybrid concerts domestically.

Element 1 – Infrastructure improvements to adjust to health and safety standards for in-person concerts

Element 2 – Support for in-person and hybrid concerts

Element 3 – The presentation and promotion of Canadian artists’ live performances to help rebuild their audiences

OBJECTIVE: Live Sector Support to cover pandemic-related investments needed so that domestic concerts may safely resume during the coming months.

WHO CAN APPLY: Canadian music companies from the live sector

DEADLINE: October 21 at 5:00pm ET

READ the FULL PROGRAM GUIDELINES, along with the FAQ, now at

ALL questions should be directed to

Funding will be based on program capacity; meeting eligibility and submitting an application does not guarantee funding.