Manitoba Film & Music Offers Two New Sustainability Funding Programs
Posted on May 10, 2021
Manitoba Film & Music recently received $250,000 in one-time additional funding through the Government of Manitoba’s newly created Arts and Culture Sustainability Funds to support the for-profit music sector impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are pleased to announce two new funding programs aimed at supporting (1) music companies and (2) professional recording artists that provide critical funding to support business continuity, protecting/creating jobs, facilitating an increased capacity for reopening, furthering the adoption of new business models, assisting in a safe reopening of the company’s and artist’s businesses, and projects that have a strong community impact.
The Music Companies Sustainability Fund is open to applications from record labels, artist managers, for-profit music presenters, for-profit music venues, booking agents, backline companies, audio production companies, mastering studios and accredited recording studios. The program will allow for support for key initiatives targeting the program priorities. The funding will be awarded for project costs in the form of a one-time grant of a maximum of $15,000 or 100% of the applicant’s budget, whichever is less.
The Artist Development Sustainability Fund allows artists to apply to Manitoba Film & Music to secure funding for key business initiatives to relaunch their careers and businesses. The funding will be awarded in the form of a one-time grant of a maximum of $10,000 or 100% of the applicant’s budget, whichever is less.
Both program streams let business and artist applicants apply for the expenses they deem essential to recovery, within a standing framework.
The programs are now open for applications. The program deadline is June 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about these programs, visit Manitoba Film & Music’s music programs page.