Comprehensive Artist

The Comprehensive Artist program contributes toward the cost of acquiring, producing and marketing a full-length album.

Components in this program

You may add multiple, repeat components as is appropriate for your project’s timeline, subject to the program limits. You must submit a budget and/or complete project details online each time you apply for a component of your project.

Who is Eligible

  • Recipients of Envelope Funding
  • Artist 3
  • Record Label 2
  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Record Label 4

Artists may apply for this program on their own behalf if they are unsigned.  Such artists must have an approved applicant profile as well as an artist profile with an Artist 3 rating.

Canadian record labels of all ratings, including MEC-supported companies may apply, provided the Artist is rated 3. Record labels including MEC-supported companies must have a reviewed and rated applicant profile. Recipients of Envelope Funding may apply provided that the artist is rated 3.

Artists are ineligible (regardless of artist rating) if they have ever had: a Platinum Album Certification in Canada; and/or worldwide sales of any one album of 100,000 units or more; and/or worldwide sales of all album releases equalling 200,000 units or more.


Application can be submitted any time; project expenses will be eligible from date of Application. May apply for Component funding up to 24 months after first Application.

Funding & Payments

For the first phase of the project, FACTOR will contribute 50% of the total eligible budget, to a maximum of $82,500. Comprehensive Artist projects with sales exceeding the qualifying sales threshold may also qualify for a second phase of funding up to $40,000.

Assessment Process

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 six to eight weeks from the date of application.