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NEW: MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION GRANT

The Music Video Production grant connects Saskatchewan musicians with Saskatchewan filmmakers to create a music video for an upcoming release of a new single. Five songs will be selected. After the songs are selected, five filmmakers will be chosen to create the music videos.

There are two entry deadlines; one for musicians and one later for filmmakers after the five songs are chosen. The grant covers up to 100% of production costs, to a maximum of $7,500, with the musicians maintaining ownership of the finished product. The grant is being trialed this year for its economic impact and effect on the careers of the recipients.

 

Important Deadlines

Musician application deadline - EXTENDED: 4:00pm December 1, 2021

Songs selected by: December 20, 2021

Songs available to registered filmmakers: December 20 to January 4, 2022

Filmmaker application deadline: Opens January 5, 2022, closes January 18, 2022

Filmmaker grant recipients announced: Late February

Music Video Premieres: October 2022

GRANT OVERVIEW

  • This grant is a collaborative program, connecting Saskatchewan musicians with Saskatchewan's emerging filmmakers.

  • Filmmakers receive an investment to cover up to 100% of production costs, to a maximum of $7,500, for a music video intended to promote an upcoming single.

  • Both filmmakers and musicians receive opportunities to manage a music video production, work with clients/service providers to achieve a collaborative vision, professional development sessions, and mentorship throughout the process.

  • Musicians and filmmakers each secure a completed music video to add to their professional portfolio, however the musicians will maintain ownership of the finished project.

APPLICATION STEPS & DEADLINES

  • Applications will be accepted in two steps:

  • Step One: Musician Application

    • Musicians apply first by submitting an application that includes a recording of the song they plan to release via the Grant Management System.

    • OPENS: OCTOBER 27, 2021 at 12PM

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00PM DECEMBER 1, 2021

    • A jury will select songs that will move into phase two.

  • Step Two: Filmmaker Application

    • Filmmakers will contact investment@creativesask.ca to receive access to the selected songs once they become available December 20, 2021.

    • Filmmakers submit an application, including a creative treatment, to produce a music video for any song of their choice via the Grant Management System form posted on January 5, 2022.

    • OPENS: JANUARY 5, 2021

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00PM JANUARY 18, 2021

    • A jury, with input from the musicians, will select a maximum of five successful projects to move into production.

PROJECT ELIGIBILTY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Production budgets must not exceed $7,500.00

  • Musicians must have the rights to record and distribute the submitted song.

  • All phases of production (pre-production, production, post-production) must take place within Saskatchewan, and be undertaken by Saskatchewan residents.

  • Projects that have previously received funding from Creative Saskatchewan, and covers of previously recorded and released material, are not eligible.

  • Complete eligibility requirements are listed in the Official Grant Guidelines.

CREATIVE SECTOR ELIGIBILITY

COVID SAFETY PLAN

  • Grant recipients will be required to provide a COVID Safety Plan for their production. 

  • The COVID Safety Plan must describe how the production will respect and implement the Saskatchewan On-Set COVID-19 Safety Protocols as developed by the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association.

  • The COVID Safety Plan is not required at the time of application. It must be submitted to Creative Saskatchewan before the first day of principal photography.

video workshop

Ramp-up your pro skills.

Visit our Applicant Resources page for other previously recorded Grant Writing and Professional Development workshops.

bigger budgets

Music video budget is bigger than $7,500?

The Market and Export Development Grant is available to musicians seeking music video production funding in excess of $7,500.

soundstage

Rent world-class production space. 

The Soundstage in Regina is purpose-built to accommodate productions of any size. Consider renting it - at a speical rate - for your music video. 

suggestions

Go ahead. Tell us what you think.

If you've got some advice for us about how this grant could be improved, we're looking forward to hearing from you. 

OFFICIAL GRANT GUIDELINES


  • All applicants must read the Official Grant Guidelines. The official guidelines supercede all information contained elsewhere on this website, delivered to applicants by Program Officers, or otherwise made publicly available.
  • All applicants must read the General Program Guidelines, which contains important details that apply to all Creative Saskatchewan grants




APPLICATION TIPS


Watch a recording of the Music Video Production Lunchroom Series Webinar here. Not sure if the Music Video Production Grant or the Market & Export Development Grant is the best fit for your project? Check out this comparison chart of the two programs here.




AFTER YOU'RE APPROVED


  • When you're approved, 80% of the funds you've been awarded will be delivered when you sign the letter of agreement.
  • The remaining 20% of the funds are delivered after the project is complete, and we've approved your final report.
  • You'll need to update your program officer with any changes you might need to make to your project.
  • You'll be required to acknowledge Creative Saskatchewan's support. Here's how.




ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


As explained in the General Program Guidelines your application will be assessed by specific criteria in three categories

  • Relevance
  • Impact
  • Experience & Capacity
Click here for the assessment criteria specific to Musicians for the Music Video Production Grant . Click here for the assessment criteria specific to Filmakers for the Music Video Production Grant . You'll be asked these questions as part of the online application process. Listed beside each criteria is the maximum number of points available as each application is scored. Applicants may wish to pay particular attention to criteria with the highest number of points available.




APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME


Applicants can expect to receive results within 10 weeks from Step Two deadline date.
Results will be delivered via e-mail, and will be available in GMS.