The Collective Initiatives program is comprised of three components that, singly or in combination, help finance music industry events, showcases and productions that have a collective benefit for the Canadian music industry.
Every event or initiative funded under this program must be collective in nature. Projects cannot predominantly benefit any one artist or enterprise. Successful projects will create new market development results for Canadian artists or music entrepreneurs.
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Components in this program
All new applicants must submit a Letter of Intent at least six months prior to start date, and receive permission from FACTOR to apply.
Period One Deadline: May 15, 2023 for events occurring between September 15 – December 31, 2023.
Period Two Deadline: September 15, 2023 for events occurring between January 1 – April 30, 2024.
Period Three Deadline: January 15, 2024 for events occurring between May 1 to August 31, 2024.
Period Four Deadline: May 1, 2024 for events occurring between September 30 – December 31, 2024.
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Funding & Payments
FACTOR will contribute a percentage of the total eligible budget (see below) up to an annual or project maximum. Generally, 50% of the offer is paid when the offer is accepted, and the remainder on final completion.
- Industry events: 50% of total eligible budget up to $200,000 per fiscal year for industry events
- Showcase production for artists from official language minority communities: 75% of total eligible budget up to $100,000.
- Showcase production for export-ready artists: 50% of total eligible budget.
FACTOR staff assess the eligibility of the projects and costs and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for their approval. Assessment time is up to 8 weeks from the date of application.
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