ValueUp to a maximum of $1,500
The Individual Micro Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to artists and professionals in the Alberta music industry who have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program will allow individuals to apply for one-time partial, or complete funding of a project or initiative up to a maximum of $1,500. These funds are intended to support innovative creation, education, promotion, and management projects and artist’s businesses that fall within the scope of the music industry.
Applicants must be an Alberta music industry professional who has earned 55 percent of their income from music related activity for a minimum of two consecutive years and has a primary residence in Alberta for at least 6 months prior to applying. Music industry professionals include, but are not limited to: musicians/artists, independent promoters, independent agents, music engineers, and producers. Proof of residency may be requested.
Minimum age: The minimum age of the applicant is 18. If the applicant does not meet the minimum age requirement, a parent or legal guardian may apply on their behalf and they must agree to the terms and conditions provided in the program guidelines.
A budget must be submitted with your application.
- Music and content creation: All expenses related to music recording (studio, performance, and video) are eligible, including production, studio fees, venue and promotional costs, tech fees, and artist fees, etc.
- Artist/professional fees: Artist fees for performances or recordings (live or studio) are eligible. The commissioning of composers and arrangers, and the hiring of producers, engineers, radio promoters, and publicists are eligible;
- Marketing expenses: Marketing expenses are eligible, including design expenses, general marketing expenses, and publicity, etc.;
- Business-related expenses: Website expenses, hosting costs, merchandise costs, subscriptions, registrations, product licenses, etc. are eligible;
- Professional development: Costs related to online courses, mentoring, and conference registration are eligible. Research costs for artistic endeavors are eligible;