If you plan to submit to the Artist Development or Juried Sound Recording deadline by January 25th 2018, now is the time to update your artist profile bio, determine your project goals, write your Artist Development Plan, or prepare your JSR marketing plan.
Last round, FACTOR received over 1000 applications to the Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording programs. FACTOR funded roughly one quarter of submitted projects, which means that both programs are very competitive.
Remember: you can only submit an application to one of these programs per deadline. If you submit projects to both the AD program and the JSR program, your project coordinator will have to reject one of these projects as ineligible.
In order to help you create the best applications you possibly can, here are some helpful tools and resources:
Artist Development Program Guidelines and Juried Sound Recording Program Guidelines has everything you need to know about the programs before you apply: required application materials, who is eligible, how applications are assessed, and how payments are made.
The Program Guidelines have detailed information on what kinds of activities and costs are covered under the program, in-depth explanation of required materials, and the assessment rubric used by jurors when evaluating applications.
FACTOR Overview – New to FACTOR? Follow along with our step-by-step guide.
Remember: if you don’t already have a rated artist profile and a rated applicant profile, you must submit these for review by Thursday, January 18th. New profiles submitted after this deadline will not be rated in time to create an application for the program deadline.
Application Process guide – Your profiles are rated and ready to go, but now what? Our step-by-step guide to creating and submitting a new project application.
Applicant Resources – Where you’ll find things like the Artist Development Plan (required for all applications to the Artist Development program), the Marketing Plan Guide (a marketing plan is required for all JSR projects), the Juried Assessment Preparation Guide (the bible for AD and JSR applicants), and every FACTOR form you’ll ever need.
FAQ for Applicants – If you’re stumped by it, chances are someone else wondered about it too. All the crowd favourites in one place.
Lastly, don’t forget to contact your Project Coordinator directly with any questions you may have well in advance to the deadline!