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We'll keep this page updated with important, need-to-know information like announcements, deadline reminders, changes to program or policies, and updates about the organization. Check back frequently!

  • #FACTORfunded Polaris Short List Nominees

    Check #FACTORfunded nominees of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List!

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  • FACTOR is hiring!

    FACTOR is hiring for two positions at our downtown Toronto office.

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  • Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

    Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! Check out our playlist in celebration of #FACTORfunded Indigenous artists.

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  • #FACTORfunded Polaris 2019 Long List Nominees

    #FACTORfunded nominees of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List!

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  • Window for Juried Program Applications Opens July 17, 2019!

    Submit your AD or JSR application starting July 17!

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  • Additional Video Funding

    We’ve expanded the scope of our video funding.

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  • Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording Deadline – May 16, 2019

    The Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording deadline is coming up on Thursday May 16, 2019.

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  • Business Development Deadline – April 25, 2019

    Business Development applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on April 25, 2019!

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  • Program Updates for 2019-2020

    Our Business Policies and Program Guidelines are now updated and available on our website!

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  • FACTOR 2019 Spotlight: Pierre Kwenders and Iskwé

    Check out our spotlight video about Pierre Kwenders and Iskwé!

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  • Retired: Songwriter’s Workshop program

    The Songwriter’s Workshop program will be discontinued as of April 1, 2019.

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  • 2019-2020 AD & JSR Program Changes

    As of April 1, 2019, application deadlines for FACTOR’s two juried programs, Artist Development (AD) and Juried Sound Recording (JSR) will be reduced from three to two per year starting in 2019-2020. For the upcoming year the deadlines are Thursday, May 16, 2019 and Thursday, October 17, 2019.

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