Aboriginal Music Program

Funding Programs

Funding Programs for the Music Industry

Artistic Development
The Canada Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Winnipeg Arts Council have programs to help artists develop their ability to create music. Aboriginal artists are eligible for all music programs, including Aboriginal-specific programs. Please visit the agency websites for application forms, program officer contact information, and deadlines.

The Aboriginal artist programs include:

The Canada Council for the Arts’ Aboriginal Peoples Music Program
canadacouncil.ca

The Manitoba Arts Council’s Aboriginal Arts Mentorship, Training and Development Program (music)
artscouncil.mb.ca

The Manitoba Arts Council’s Aboriginal Arts Creative Development Program (music)
artscouncil.mb.ca

The Winnipeg Arts Council has two programs to support artist development. Please visit winnipegarts.ca for more information.

Business Development
Manitoba Film & Music (MFM), the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), MusicAction, the Radio Starmaker Fund, MuchFACT, Country Music Television (CMT), the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the SOCAN Foundation, and Manitoba Music have programs available to help artists and industry professionals record albums, market their releases, produce music videos, tour, and attend conferences. Aboriginal people are eligible for all programs.

The recording, touring, marketing, and music video programs include:

MFM’s Music Recording Production Fund
mbfilmmusic.ca

MFM’s Recording Artist Touring Support Program
mbfilmmusic.ca

MFM's Record Product Marketing
mbfilmmusic.ca

MFM's Music & Viral Video Fund
mbfilmmusic.ca

MFM's Music Recording Production Fund for Out-of-Province Artists
mbfilmmusic.ca

FACTOR’s Demo and Commercially Released Single Program
factor.ca

FACTOR’s Juried Sound Recording Program
factor.ca

FACTOR's Emerging Artist Sound Recording
factor.ca

FACTOR's Marketing & Promotion for FACTOR-Supported Sound Recordings Program
factor.ca

FACTOR's Marketing & Promotion for Non-FACTOR-Supported Sound Recordings Program
factor.ca

FACTOR's Showcase Support
factor.ca

FACTOR's Tour Support
factor.ca

FACTOR's Video Program
factor.ca

MusicAction’s Album Production Program (for Francophone artists)
musicaction.ca

The Radio Starmaker Fund
starmaker.ca

MuchFACT’s Music Video Program
muchfact.ca

MuchFACT's Web Program
muchfact.ca

MuchFACT's EPK Program
muchfact.ca

MuchFACT's Viral Video Program
muchfact.ca

CMT’s Video Advantage Program
cmt.ca

APTN’s First Track Program
aptn.ca

SOCAN Foundation's International Showcasing
socanfoundation.ca

Manitoba Music’s Market Access Program
manitobamusic.com

Manitoba Music’s Corporate Annual Business Program
manitobamusic.com

Manitoba Music's Music Industry Internship Program
manitobamusic.com

Manitoba Music's Strategic Consulting Program
manitobamusic.com