Music: Production Grants
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 447.1 KB].
This program has two components: Concert Production and Recording Production.
Concert Production provides support to professional Canadian musicians and professional groups/ensembles that wish to self-produce a single event of artistically-driven music in their local area. This component’s particular emphasis is on encouraging the performance of music played by Canadian, professional artists and creating opportunities for the presentation of Canadian compositions.
Recording Production provides assistance to professional Canadian musicians and professional groups/ensembles to record Canadian artistically- driven music, allowing them to disseminate their music in the manner they view as most effective or most appropriate for their intended audience.
If either of these dates falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
The total maximum grant amount that applicants can receive from this program is $20,000.
- Professional Canadian groups/ensembles with a minimum of one year of regular professional public presentation together.
- Professional Canadian musicians, with a minimum of 3 years of regular professional public presentation.
The Canada Council defines a professional musician as someone who:
- has specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
- is recognized as a professional by her or his peers
- is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially.
- has a history of ongoing public presentation in a professional context.
Canadian-owned, independent record labels, with a proven track record of supporting Canadian artistically-driven music, may submit a maximum of two applications per deadline to the Recording Production component only.
Priority is placed on applicants whose music is less likely to have access to established music industry funding sources, opportunities or infrastructure.
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, extension 4103