Comments on Funding:
Funding under this component is at up to 50% of total eligible budget.
Funding under the MPN program is a grant of up to $20,000, plus up to $5,000 in the Radio Marketing component.
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%.
a) Submit proof of performance that each performance took place and was performed as contracted. As proof of performance, FACTOR will accept a copy of the promoter’s settlement sheet or the booking agency’s final statement. These must indicate the date, city and venue and indicate the final payment received. Tour itineraries, posters and print ads will not be accepted as proof of performance; however, FACTOR may accept ticket stubs or media reviews on a case-by- case basis; and
b) If there is a change of personnel, you must indicate those changes in the Eligible Travelers tables in the Component Information section of your Completion and provide an explanation of the changes in the “variance” box within that section. You must also submit corresponding deal memos for any new eligible travelers.
For in-person Tour components approved after April 1, 2020, a cost report and supporting expense documentation do not need to be submitted upon Completion. However, FACTOR reserves the right to request this information and perform a full or partial audit after reviewing the Completion. Failure to comply could result in a lowered offer or default status in the FACTOR system. Please ensure that you keep invoices, receipts, and proofs of payment for eligible costs.
Other Things to Note:
1. NEW: Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the music industry, eligible activities in the Tour Support component have been expanded. In addition to the travel costs outlined below, the funding can be used for virtual performances. Please refer to FACTOR’s Virtual Performances Guide for more information.
2. You are obligated as a condition of funding to include the appropriate logos and acknowledgment in all materials created in a FACTOR-funded project. Please review the Logo and Acknowledgment Guide for specific instructions. Remember, the failure to provide appropriate logos and acknowledgment could result in a loss of some or all your funding.
3. Program guidelines for 2022-2023 were published in April 2022.