Artist Travel Grants

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Friday September 6th, 2019 (5pm PST)
  • Friday November 1st, 2019 (5pm PST)
  • Friday January 10th, 2020 (5pm PST)
  • Friday April 3rd, 2020 (5pm PST)
  • Friday June 12th, 2020 (5pm PST)

Which Artist Travel Grant Should I Apply For?

  • Showcase – Domestic or International : For artists who have one official showcase invite/confirmation at a festival occurring at least 300 km outside of their geographical area.
  • Tour – Domestic: For artists who have a minimum of 5 paid tour dates within Canada.
  • Tour – International: For artists who have a minimum of 5 paid tour dates outside of Canada.
  • Tour – Pacific Northwest US Touring: For artists who have a minimum of 5 paid tour dates in Pacific Northwest markets (Washington State, Oregon, California).
  • Road-To Series: For artists who: a) have an official showcase invite/confirmation at an approved* festival where Music BC will be present, AND b) who have a minimum of 3 paid tour dates surrounding the approved festival.

Budget Caps:

  • Showcase – Domestic or International = $2,500
  • Tour – Domestic = $4,000 (tours must be a minimum of 5 paid shows)
  • Tour – International = $5,000 (tours must be a minimum of 5 paid shows)
  • Tour – Pacific Northwest US Touring = $4,000 (tours must be a minimum of 5 paid shows)
  • Road-To Series = Up to $10,000 (you must show a minimum of 3 paid shows)

*Approved 2019-20 festivals for the Road-To Series include:Reeperbahn, BIGSOUND, NH7 Weekender, Folk Alliance International, The Great Escape, FIMPRO, Zandari Festa. Note: Initiatives may be added to this list at a later date.

Business Travel: Artists traveling for business development purposes and not showcasing (e.g., radio promotion tours, songwriting trips, or attending conferences or trade missions) should apply under the Business Travel Application.

Guidelines:

Please take a moment to review our revised 2020 Artist Guidelines: 

Application & Budget:

Still have questions? Email info@musicbc.org or call our office at 604-873-1914.