Funding Parameters — Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund

For BCAH or CAPF applicant organizations

Please note: in light of high demand exceeding resources available, the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program is no longer accepting applications under the Support for Workers in the Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund since June 10, 2021; the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) will stop accepting applications under the Fund on Friday July 9, 2021, 23:59 PST.

If your organization has already submitted an application, it is under assessment and you will be notified of a decision as soon as possible, as indicated in the funding parameters below.

Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, however, the Department reserves the right to apply its discretionary judgment to ensure a diversity of projects that reflects the many perspectives of Canada's cultural life.

For further information on other funding opportunities, please visit: Funding - Culture, history and sport.

Objectives and expected results for the Support for Workers in the Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund

The Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sector Fund is designed to:

This fund will provide project-based support to organizations in the live arts and music sectors to present live events - before an audience and/or virtually - and to generate income opportunities for artists and cultural workers from these sectors.

Application deadline

There is no deadline to apply for the Fund. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for projects to be carried out between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.

Funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, until all funds are disbursed.

Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply before October 15, 2021, to ensure that the Department has sufficient time to assess their application and the applicant has enough time to carry out its project before March 31, 2022.

Who can apply

To be eligible for this Fund, organizations must be one of the following:

Important: New applicants must first apply for regular funding under the BCAH Local Festivals component or the CAPF Development Component. Please contact the Canadian Heritage regional office nearest you for more details on how to apply for regular funding.

Eligible organizations are encouraged to partner with other organizations that may not be eligible under this initiative, for the planning and implementation of a project, to maximize reach and impact of the funding.

Eligible applicants may only apply once to the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund administered by the BCAH or the CAPF, and must include all proposed activities in one project application.

Eligibility

The Department of Canadian Heritage is responsible for determining the eligibility of the applicants.

Eligible projects

Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses under the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sector Fund include:

Ineligible expenses include:

The fulfilment of the Fund’s eligibility criteria does not guarantee access to the Fund.

Limits of government assistance

How to apply

Additional information and documents may be requested by program advisors in order to complete the assessment of an application.

Applicants will also be required to attest the following:

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit their documentation by email to the nearest Canadian Heritage regional office.

Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. However, the Department reserves the right to apply its discretionary judgment to ensure a diversity of projects that reflects the many perspectives of Canada's cultural life.

Application processing time

The programs will seek to notify applicants of a decision within 14-16 weeks (from receipt of a completed application to notification of decision) for existing BCAH and CAPF recipients and eligible but unsuccessful 2020-21 and 2021-22 CAPF applicants; and within 16-18 weeks for past BCAH and CAPF recipients.

Funding decisions

Please note that decisions regarding eligibility and funding amounts are final.

How funding is provided

Funding will be disbursed as a grant or as a contribution, as appropriate.

Funding conditions

This funding is subject to the funding conditions outlined in the regular BCAH or CAPF published guidelines, and to the following additional conditions:

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage 
15 Eddy Street 
Gatineau, Quebec 
K1A 0M5

Email
pch.info-info.pch@canada.ca
Telephone
819-997-0055 
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
TTY
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

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