Funding Opportunities for BreakOut West Showcasing Artists

We encourage BreakOut West showcasing artists to pursue funding once they have received confirmation of acceptance to Breakout West. Please note that some of these funding opportunities are subject to change as a result of COVID-19 related programming adjustments. Feel free to contact us with feedback, updates or questions.


Federal Funding Opportunities


SOCAN Foundation

Travel Assistance Program

Professional Development Assistance Program

FACTOR

FACTOR Live Performance

FACTOR Marketing

FACTOR Comprehensive Artist

Canada Council for the Arts

Arts Across Canada

Provincial and Municipal Funding Opportunities

Alberta

British Columbia

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Yukon Territory

Northwest Territories

Nunavut

Federal Funding Opportunities

 

 

SOCAN Foundation - Travel Assistance Program

https://www.socanfoundation.ca/grants/

How Much?

Up to $1000 (distance dependent)

Who is eligible?

Composers, songwriters, and publishers registered at SOCAN. Check eligibility status before applying.

How do I apply?

The application must be submitted before the activity starts. Members are only able to apply for either the Travel Assistance Program OR the Professional Development Assistance Program, and can receive the grant once per year. Applications must be submitted before activity starts.

Deadlines

Rolling annually

 

SOCAN Foundation - Professional Development Assistance

https://www.socanfoundation.ca/grants

How Much?

Up to $1500 (distance dependent)

Who is eligible?

Composers, songwriters, and publishers registered at SOCAN. Check eligibility status before applying.

How do I apply?

The application must be submitted before the activity starts. Members are only able to apply for either the Travel Assistance Program OR the Professional Development Assistance Program, and can receive the grant once every two years.

Deadlines

Rolling annually

 

FACTOR - Live Performance Program

https://www.factor.ca/programs/live-performance/

How Much?

Up to $5000 available annually for ‘‘Artist General’ for ‘domestic showcase.’ You can receive $800 plus $100 per additional member (up to 8 members).

Who is eligible?

All artists can apply for the ‘Showcase Support’ component.

How do I apply?

Artists must have a reviewed profile within FACTOR.

Deadlines

Rolling annually. Application must be submitted at least one day prior to the start of the trip. You can apply multiple times per year up to the funding maximum.

FACTOR - Marketing Program

https://www.factor.ca/programs/marketing-and-promotion-for-non-factor-funded-sound-recordings/

How Much?

$15,000 available for domestic touring.

Who is eligible?

‘Artist 2’ and ‘Artist 3,’ ‘Artist General’ can apply for the ‘Tour Support’ component along with a successful Juried Sound Recording application. Note that you cannot claim your showcase expenses with both the ‘Tour Support’ component or the Marketing Program or JSR and the Live Performance Program at the same time.

How do I apply?

Artists must have a reviewed profile within FACTOR.

Deadlines

Rolling annually. You can apply as soon as your sales threshold has been reached.

Canada Council for the Arts - Arts Across Canada

https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/arts-across-canada/travel

How Much?

  • 300 km (minimum) – 500 km: up to $1,000 max. per person
  • 501 km – 1000 km: up to $1,250 max. per person
  • 1001 km – 2000 km: up to $1,750 max. per person
  • 2001 km – 3000 km: up to $2,250 max. per person
  • 3001 km – 5000 km or more: up to $3,250 max. per person

Who is eligible?

A validated profile with Canada Council is required to apply. (Note that it can several weeks for your profile to be validated. Don’t hesitate to contact them directly to explain that you have a showcase opportunity. They are helpful and encouraging!) Artists and organizations who receive core operating grants are still eligible to apply.

Deadlines

Rolling. Must be submitted before the departure date.

Provincial and Municipal Funding Opportunities

Alberta

 

 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Music Individual Project

https://www.affta.ab.ca/funding/find-funding/music-individual-project-funding

How Much?

Up to $15,000 to support the project.

Who is eligible?

Albertan residents who have lived in Alberta for a full year before applying, and live in the province for at least six months per year.

How do I apply?

The application can only submitted once per deadline. The application must be submitted before the project begins.

Deadlines

September 1, 2021, March 1, 2022
 

 

 

Edmonton Arts Council – Grants for Individuals and Collectives

https://grants.edmontonarts.ca/eac_grants_-_grants_and_awards_for_individual_artists/grants_awards_for_individual_artists_-_project_grant/

How Much?

Grants in Stream 1: Exploration and Experimentation are fixed at $5,000
Applicants to Stream 2: Skills and Career Development may request up to $10,000
Applicants to Stream 3: Major Artist-Driven Projects may request up to $25,000  

Who is eligible?

  • be an adult resident of Edmonton for at least one year (or) be a non-profit organization registered in the Province of Alberta for at least one year
  • not be in arrears with the City of Edmonton at the time of application
  • have no overdue Edmonton Arts Council final reports

How do I apply?

Applications are best submitted before the travel begins. Can only be received once per year.

Deadlines

October 1, 2021

 

British Columbia

British Columbia Arts Council - Program Assistance - Touring Initiatives

https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/program/touring-initiatives/

How Much?

50% of elligible project costs

Who is eligible?

Have worked in their discipline as a professional practitioner for at least two years following completion of basic studies and have a demonstrated body of previous work. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have lived in British Columbia for at least twelve months immediately prior to application.

How do I apply?

Activities must take place after the date of submission, but not necessarily after the deadline.

Deadlines

2021 Deadlines not currently announced

 

Music BC - Artist Travel Grant

http://www.musicbc.org/programs/music-bc-travel-grants/artist-travel-grants/

How Much?

$2,500 for domestic showcase

Who is eligible?

For artists who have one official showcase invite/confirmation at a festival occurring at least 300 km outside of their geographical area. Artist must be BC resident and Canadian citizen, in the case of a band or group, majority or 50% of the permanent performing members must meet the above citizenship and BC residency requirements.

How do I apply?

Applications must be received on or before the deadline AND prior to the initiative taking place.

Deadlines

Deadlines not announced for 2021

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Arts Board - Individual Artist Program

https://sk-arts.ca/menu/grants/grants-by-type/artists/independent-artists.html

How Much?

Maximum funding levels vary.

Who is eligible?

Emerging or established professional artists who are Saskatchewan residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Please review the Guidelines for more information on eligibility.

Deadlines

March 15 and October 1

 

Creative Saskatchewan - Market Travel Grant

https://www.creativesask.ca/market-travel-grant

How Much?

50% of travel expenses up to $5000

Who is eligible?

musicians who are invited to showcase at a festival or conference.

How do I apply?

Applications must be received prior to the event start. Applications received less than 14 days prior to the event date must include confirmation of registration.

Deadlines

Deadlines are ongoing.

Manitoba

Manitoba Music Market Access Fund

https://www.manitobamusic.com/market-access

How Much?

Up to 75% of an approved project budget at a cap of $5000 for the year.

Who is eligible?

Artists from Manitoba. Industry professionals from Manitoba. Out-of-province industry professionals supporting a Manitoban artist. Please note that Winnipeg-based artists may not be eligible for BreakOut West 2022 in Winnipeg.

How do I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to meet with Manitoba Music prior to applying.

Deadlines

Ongoing.

 

Manitoba Arts Council - Travel / Professional Development

https://artscouncil.mb.ca/grants/travel-professional-development/

How Much?

Up to $1000

Who is eligible?

Professional artists, Arts/cultural professionals.

Deadlines

January 15

March 1

April 15

June 1

July 15

September 1

October 15

December 1

 

Winnipeg Arts Council - Professional Development Grant Program for Artists & Arts Administrators

http://winnipegarts.ca/grants-artists

How Much?

The maximum request under this program is 50% of the total eligible costs, to a maximum of $1,000. Partial funding may be recommended.

Who is eligible?

be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be a current resident of the City of Winnipeg and have lived in the City for at least twelve months immediately prior to the date of application. Applicants may be required to provide proof of residency.

How do I apply?

No applications which require travel outside of Manitoba or which may be perceived as contravening public health orders.

Deadlines

There is no set deadline for this grant program.  Applications will be received throughout the year at least four weeks prior to the start of the proposed activity, as funds are available.

 

Manitoba Film and Music - Recording Artist Touring and Online Concert Support Program

https://mbfilmmusic.ca/en/music/program/22

How Much?

Financial participation may be up to 50% of tour costs (travel, accommodation, rentals, etc.) to a maximum of $15,000 per fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st)

Who is eligible?

The applicant must be an artist who is a Manitoba resident. The contact person can be a representative of the artist (e.g., manager, label, grant writer).

How do I apply?

All applications must be emailed to music@mbfilmmusic.ca prior to the commencement of the tour or online concerts.

Deadlines

Fully completed applications must be submitted to Manitoba Film & Music prior to the commencement of the proposed online concert, or live concert tour or before costs are incurred to be eligible

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Arts Council

https://www.nwtartscouncil.ca/

How Much?

Up to $15,000 for a particular creative project.

Who is eligible?

You must be a resident of the NWT for at least 2 years prior to the deadline. You are an emerging artist or an established artist. You are a registered NWT organization with a mandate to enhance the arts. Your application is for a specific creative project.

How do I apply?

Applications must be received electronically, post-marked, faxed or hand delivered by the deadline

Deadlines

The deadlines for projects conducted in the next fiscal year (April to March): October 31 and February 28.

Yukon Territory

Department of Tourism and Culture, Yukon - Touring Artist Fund

https://yukon.ca/en/touring-artist-fund

How Much?

Up to $10,000 towards eligible expenses.

Who is eligible?

Touring must be outside of Yukon. At least one venue on the tour must have been the result of a professional curation or selection or adjudication process.

Deadlines

  • March 15
  • June 15
  • September 15
  • December 15

Nunavut

Department of Economic Development - Community Tourism and Cultural Engagement Program

https://gov.nu.ca/edt/programs-services/community-tourism-and-cultural-industries-program

How Much?

A minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $100,000 is available per project (per annum, if applicable). Artists must contribute at least 10% of the project costs for which funding is provided.

Who is eligible?

Artists or Artist groups are eligible for Schedule B.

How do I apply?

Acquire an application form from the Department of Economic Development and Transportation. These can be found online at www.gov.nu.ca/edt or at your regional EDT office. The application form is a simple request for information to ensure that your proposal includes all of the required information. Completed application forms should be sent to your regional EDT office.

Deadlines

 April 15th, August 15th (if funding is available), and December 15th (if funding is available). Note that the available dates are for 2017/2018 and may change for 2019.