No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
Video component funding is intended to pay for the cost of producing high-quality music videos and visual content that supports sound recordings by Canadian artists, such as hiring a producer, videographer, video editor, production personnel and talent, rental equipment and facilities, and post-production.
Comments on Funding:
Funding under this component is at up to 75% of total eligible budget of the Comprehensive Artist application. The funding limits for the Video component are:
General artists are not eligible for the Video program; however, the Video component is available to General artists through all full-length sound recording and marketing programs.
Recipient Accessibility Support Fund: FACTOR grant recipients are eligible for top-up support to their project funding of up to $5,000 each fiscal year, not to exceed $5,000 per project for costs related to accessibility. Eligible costs claimed under this fund will be reimbursed at 100%.
When It Ends:
Create and submit on Factor online system: a User Profile ((log-in data), an Applicant Profile (data of the person or the company who will be legally and financially responsible for the funded project) and an Artist Profile (something very similar to a CV, information on the artist and his work). No Application will be considered until the Artist Profile or Applicant Profile has been verified and given a Rating. Applicants are advised to ensure that the Artist Profile(s) and Applicant Profile have been created, submitted, and given a Rating well in advance of any deadline.
Applicants must submit:
- 1submit a budget and/or complete project details online each time applicants apply for a component of their project, and to describe the goals, expected results, and timelines for completing each component and the project as a whole.
- 2a production plan and video treatment that outlines the creative direction of the video content, including notes on script, action, “look and feel”, and so on, where applicable.
- 3compile and organize all invoices, receipts and proofs of payment; then enter the amounts being claimed into the FACTOR Cost Report, which can be downloaded from the Budget page of the Completion. Applicants must upload the Cost Report and all related expense documentation, then complete and submit all other sections of the Completion (including Budget, Results, Component Information and Public Funding).
- 4submit (In addition to the program Completion requirements) to complete the Video component:
- 5submit up to three Letters of Direction, if they prefer to have FACTOR pay certain suppliers directly.
All applications must include the Sound Recording component. Applicants may apply for any other component funding at the same time as the Sound Recording, or after the sound recording is approved. Multiple, repeat repeat component applications are possible as appropriate for the project’s timeline, subject to the program or annual limits
Other Things to Note:
- 1Where possible, FACTOR must be recognized in the end credits, including the FACTOR logo, acknowledgments, and the Canada wordmark. This includes all digital and physical copies of the video wherever production credits for the track may be listed, even if the video content is being licensed, co-produced, shared or released outside of Canada by a third party.
- 2In 2021 the program guidelines for 2021-2022 were released in May 2021.