Type of Program:
The Artist Development program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward a year of artist development activities such as sound recording, touring, showcasing, video content production, and marketing.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is 75% of the eligible costs up to $2,000.
To receive the full grant, applicants must complete the activities set out in an artist development plan, and be able to prove that they incurred at least $2,667 worth of eligible expenses (including Donated Services) during the Artist Development year. FACTOR will allow a claim for Artist’s Donated Services of up to $500 for this program. Beyond that, FACTOR will only recognize costs actually paid to third parties.
Recipient Accessibility Support Fund: FACTOR grant recipients are eligible for top-up support to their project funding for costs related to accessibility. FACTOR will allow applications in this fund for up to $5,000 each fiscal year, not to exceed $5,000 per project. Eligible costs claimed under this fund will be reimbursed at 100%. This fund is open to artists and staff of music companies associated with the project Artist or Applicant.
When It Ends:
February 3, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The applicant must:
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).
Must have a reviewed and rated Applicant Profile and access to an Artist Profile (something very similar to a CV, information on the artist and his work).
Artists may only apply to one juried program (either Artist Development or Juried Sound Recording) within a 12-month period.
The top 20 applications below the successful funding threshold will be invited to reapply at the next deadline window without the 12-month waiting period. These applicants will be notified of their exemption alongside the communicated jury results.
Applicants must submit:
- 1One assessment track that should:
- 2a current artist bio; and
- 3an artist development plan:
Other Things to Note:
Program guidelines for 2021-2022 were published in August 2021.