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Grants to Manitoba Music Companies to
Develop Organizational Capacity

Music Business Development Fund

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Manitoba Film and Music (MFM)

Deadline Date:

06/16/22

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to Manitoba music companies to develop organizational capacity and contribute to the local music industry. First-time applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Eligible applicants include emerging companies and established companies.

This program is designed to support culturally relevant and commercially viable music companies in Manitoba by investing in new or expanded business activities. Funding is available for initiatives that are not artist specific, but that are intended to grow the capacity of the companies that contribute to the economic growth and sustainability of the music industry in Manitoba.

Emerging companies eligible expenses: Funding provided under this program may be used toward a wide range of company development activities. Examples could include overhead costs such as: staff salaries (capped at 25% of budget), day-to-day office costs, equipment and supplies, rent and occupancy costs, general or administrative training courses and costs associated with incorporating your business and/or presenting costs associated with a specific concert or online concert.

Established companies eligible expenses: Funding provided under this Program may be used toward a wide range of company development activities. Examples could include overhead costs such as: staff salaries, day-to-day office costs, equipment and supplies, rent and occupancy costs, general or administrative training courses, and costs associated with incorporating your business.

For information on eligible expenses, see: https://mbfilmmusic.ca/files/Guidelines_for_Music_Business_Development_Fund_2022_FINAL.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157555

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Emerging companies level: Financial participation may be up to 75% of the approved budget to a maximum of $3,000 per application.
- Established companies level: Financial participation may be up to 75% of the approved budget to a maximum of $15,000 per application.

Term of Contract:

Established companies: All applicants must submit a detailed two (2) year business plan

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Emerging companies eligibility requirements: Applicants must be resident Manitoba music companies operating as music managers, labels or music publishers (representing at least one Manitoba-based recording artist or composer) or are a music presenter. Companies must be Manitoba-owned and operated and registered as a business enterprise for a minimum of one year. They must be primarily involved in music presentation or the management, marketing and/or distribution of music-recording products.

Established companies eligibility requirements: Applicants must be resident Manitoba music companies operating as music managers, labels or music publishers (representing at least two Manitoba based recording artists or composers). Companies must be Manitoba-owned and operated and registered as a business enterprise for a minimum of two years. They must be primarily involved in the management, marketing and/or distribution of music-recording products.

Manitoba residency requirement: A Manitoba resident means an individual who is legally entitled to be and remain in Canada, is currently a resident of Manitoba and has been for not less than three hundred and sixty-five (365) days prior to the date of application to Manitoba Film & Music. In the case of partnerships, a minimum of 50% of the partnership must meet this residency requirement.

Minimum age: Please be advised that the minimum age for application to Manitoba Film & Music’s programs is 18. In situations where the applicant does not meet the minimum age requirement, a parent or legal guardian may apply on their behalf, providing they agree to the terms and conditions provided in the program guidelines and contract.

Ineligible applicants: Government departments, public agencies or other public institutions, and public or private broadcasting companies are not eligible. Not-for-profit organizations and charitable ventures are not eligible.

Ineligible expenses: Any expenses incurred before the application is submitted are not eligible. In-kind transactions, donated services and recoupable expenses will not be recognized. Capital costs related to permanent structures will not be recognized. Funds from this program may not be used for any costs incurred by or on behalf of a specific artist, travel costs to industry events or costs associated with company parties, meals or receptions. Artist fees and per diems are not eligible expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Program Deadline: June 16, 2022

First-time applicants should set up a one-on-one consultation with MFM. Please contact the Programs Manager or Programs Administrator at least 30 days prior to the deadline.

Processing and evaluation of applications will commence as soon as possible after the deadline dates. All applicants will be notified of the results within eight weeks.

FAQs: https://mbfilmmusic.ca/en/music/programs/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Manitoba Film & Music is only accepting applications by email to music@mbfilmmusic.ca.

Stephen Carroll
Director, Music Programs(204) 947-2040, Ext. 12
stephen@mbfilmmusic.ca

Bonnie Seidel
Coordinator, Music Programs(204) 947-2040, Ext. 24
bonnie@mbfilmmusic.ca

Manitoba Film and Music
Suite 410 - 93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3B 3B1
(204) 947-2040
info@mbfilmmusic.ca

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