The Sponsorship program allows FACTOR to support worthy music-related events that are looking for a smaller amount of support, or that do not quite fit other program mandates. New and genre-specific music festivals, broadcaster conferences, workshops, industry association events, and international showcases are examples of projects that FACTOR has been proud to support over the years.


FACTOR generally funds music festivals and conferences but the Sponsorship program is flexible as long as the project shows some benefit to the artists involved – the more career-focused the benefits and results, the better.
Regardless of when you apply, your event will be assessed against other applications whose events fall into the same date range.

Components in this program

Any person, company or organization with an appropriate project can apply. An applicant profile is not required. For more information about FACTOR sponsorships, please send an email to taiwo.bah@factor.ca

Who is Eligible

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
  • municipal events
  • student projects
  • projects which benefit only one company (e.g. record label) or musician

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.


*NEW – Letters of Intent must be submitted at least four months prior to the start date of the event or project. If the Letter of Intent is approved, applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start date of the event or project.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the below application form and then email your project budget including revenue and expenses details to taiwo.bah@factor.ca.

Click here to submit an application form.

How to Report

Successful applicants are required to submit a report on their project within four months after the project or event concludes. Details on how to submit a completion report are provided when FACTOR makes an offer of funding.