Manitoba Film & Music re-opens its two sustainability funding programs with additional $500,000 investment from province
Posted on February 7, 2022
Due to the Government of Manitoba’s further generous investment in the province’s arts and culture sector, Manitoba Film & Music has re-opened its Music Companies Sustainability Fund and Artist Development Sustainability Fund.
These two sustainability programs are aimed at supporting music companies and professional recording artists by providing critical funding to support business continuity, protecting/creating jobs, furthering the adoption of new business models, reopening businesses safely and facilitating 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 Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 5 p.m.
For more information about these funds and other music program funding opportunities, visit Manitoba Film & Music’s music programs page.