The Sponsorship program allows FACTOR to support music-related projects and events which are not captured in other program mandates. New and genre-specific music festivals, broadcaster conferences, workshops, artist development programs, industry association events, and international showcases are examples of projects that FACTOR has supported.

Extra consideration may be given to projects and events that largely benefit underserved communities, audiences and genres. These may include (for example) Northern, remote and rural communities; Indigenous peoples and Indigenous artists; Black artists and Artists of Colour; artists identifying as LGBTQ2S.

Components in this program

Any Canadian person, company or organization with an appropriate project is eligible to apply. The maximum amount available is $30,000 per project. For more information about FACTOR sponsorships, please send an email to sponsorship@factor.ca.

Who is Eligible

  • Other Approved (Sponsorship)

Canadian owned and controlled companies may apply for funding towards events/projects that benefit a number of different copyright holders.

The following types of projects are not eligible:

  • music schools
  • instrument lessons
  • talent contests
  • children’s music programming
  • BIA festivals
  • student projects
  • charities
  • fundraisers
  • projects which benefit only one company (e.g. record label) or one artist
  • projects involving the creation and/or release of sound recordings

Applicants may not receive funding from the Collective Initiatives program and this program for the same project, or elements of the same project, in the same fiscal year.

In most cases applicants are only eligible to receive funding twice towards the same project.


Letters of Intent must be submitted at least six weeks prior to anticipated formal application. If the Letter of Intent is approved, applications may be submitted and must be a minimum of three months prior to event taking place. Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis by FACTOR staff and submitted for board review.

How to Apply

New applicants must submit a one-page letter of intent at least 3 months before the start of the event to determine eligibility. This letter must be emailed to sponsorship@factor.ca

If the letter of intent is approved, the applicant must have an approved applicant profile in order to apply. See the Sponsorship Application and Completion Tutorial for a step by step guide.

How to Report

Successful applicants are required to submit a report on their project within four months after the project or event concludes.

See the Sponsorship Application and Completion Tutorial for a step by step guide on the completion process and mandatory logo and acknowledgement information.