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WE ARE MUSIC GRANTS CANADA, A BOUTIQUE FUNDING & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.
Providing personalized à la carte management services for independent music artists and companies.
Music Grants Canada was founded in Fall 2013 to support, sustain and advocate for independent music artists and companies in Canada and to address critical gaps in education, resources and support for the music industry.
Who are we?
Our backgrounds are primarily music management and marketing, with a specific focus on non-profit provincial and federal funding and advocacy organizations. We have worked behind the scenes in major agencies, management firms and provincial organizations helping artists with their craft for a combined total of 30+ years.
Founder & CEO
Seeing artists achieve their dreams of a successful and sustainable career in music is my number one objective. Starting as an artist myself, all my professional ambitions are informed by a fierce passion for the advancement of independent artists and their craft. I have worked both on-stage and behind the scenes in commercial music, non-profit and community grassroots organizations for the past 15 years and look forward to working and advocating for independent artists for the next 15!
Music Grants Canada provides a variety of consulting and project services including:
Skip the heavy lifting and let us track down the right grant for your next project. We can create a Funding Report featuring the top grants relevant to your project or organization.
Grant Revision Service
Need a fresh pair of eyes? We offer speedy editing and revision services on demand.
Track Selection Consultation
Unsure of what focus tracks are your strongest? Let us have a listen and conduct focus testing on your behalf.
Biography Writing Service
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Put your best foot forward with a compelling, professional and engaging biography. Purchase now in our store!
Marketing Plan Service
Let us handle the hardest part of your application. We can write your 100% custom-tailored marketing plan from scratch, guaranteed to show you have what it takes to utilize funding to its fullest!
Complete Grant Writing Service
Engage us to handle all the components of your next grant application, from start to finish, including profiles, submission and completion reporting.
Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategy
Unsure of your footing in the new digital marketplace? Let us design and execute your next campaign. Completely integrated digital strategies that will amplify your brand and get you the exposure you desire.
PEAK Performance Project
Thinking of applying for the PEAK Performance Project? As a former member of the PPP production/admin team for 3 years, I have unparalleled experience and first-hand knowledge of how this program and its scoring system operates. I can give you the inside-scoop on accessing over $100,000 in career-advancing artist development funding, education, performance and networking opportunities. I also assist Top 12 artists in authoring award-winning final reports to give that added competitive edge when completing the program.
Crowdfunding Campaigns & Strategy
Need funds to top up your next project budget? Crowdfunding is a great new way to make up funding shortfalls and drive fan participation around your project and brand. Let us design and execute your campaign, including registration, promo video, funder rewards, marketing, publicity and reporting. We can help you achieve your funding goals!
Engage us to help design the look of your next project, campaign or video. We have full design and implementation abilities including graphic and digital assets such as branding & logos, websites and applications, album art and photography, Electronic Press Kits and digital short videos. We also offer media coaching, image consulting and styling for music videos and photo shoots.
Music Grants Canada always provides a complimentary initial consult to assess your needs and learn more about your project either by email, phone, Skype or in-person when possible. We are open to working with artists in all parts of Canada.
Consulting is billed at $75/hr or on monthly retainer.
Services are billed on a set project-based rate. In addition to an upfront fee, an admin fee will be assessed on any funds awarded. Please contact us for an exact quote.
Music Grants Canada needs 4-6 weeks in advance of deadlines to prepare and execute a full application, including one round of changes and edits. Revisions of completed applications can be conducted in 2-4 weeks. For prep times of less than 6 weeks prior to a deadline, a rush premium may be applied.
See if we can help you with your next application!
A digital learning tool teaching artists and companies how to write their own grants from square one.
Beginning with a brief history and context of the Canadian grants scene, and moving on to choosing the right grant, writing compelling biographies and marketing plans, choosing the right songs and packaging and submitting your grant properly – this series of course will take you through the process step-by-step. The first in the series is now LIVE – and free for anyone to take.
The course will be delivered via award-winning elearning platform Thinkific - including course work, quizzes, video content, worksheets and additional resources to assist in teaching you how to author your own applications and win grant funds!
The FREE 2015 Canadian Grants Database!
The 2015 Canadian Grant Database is ready for download! Enter your name and email below and receive our comprehensive, up-to-date document containing the latest grant information for Canadian artists. Includes 150+ grants organized by category, region and deadline and includes eligibility and website links. Please note this version is now out of date – use at your own risk. 2016 will be published shortly.
Supplied in Excel format for you to add/edit your own submission info!
*Please note: some email servers (specifically Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) may flag the message as spam and delay delivery for up to 4 hours. Check your spam and/or junk filters accordingly!
Did you know there’s over forty million dollars in music funding available in Canada annually? Here’s how to get your share and never miss another funding opportunity!
This book will help you:
– Raise your profile
– Grow your career
– Access funds to support and sustain your creative passion
– Turn your music hobby into a cash-winning career
– Grow your music-based business such as label, management or promotions company
Are you a Canadian musician, music company or organization looking to find and apply for money to support your career or music-based business? This ebook will give you the insider information you need to research, write and apply for grants from a variety of funding sources including FACTOR, Canada Council, Radio Starmaker, MuchFACT and more!
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Thanks for your interest in Music Grants Canada.
While we would love to work with every artist or company that requires our services, we are not currently accepting new clients at this time.
Please check back with us in a few months.
Rebecca & the MGC Team