This grant supports the production of commercially-viable sound recordings for promotional use and/or commercial release.


Opens May 10, 2021 at 12pm


July 15, 2021 at 4pm
January 15, 2022 at 4pm

If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4pm the following business day.


To provide creative entrepreneurs with improved access to this grant while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19, a restriction that prevented applicants from including both an administration fee and in-house expenses in their project budget has been temporarily removed.


This grant invests exclusively in the Music creative sector.

Ineligible Creative Sectors:

Applicants from other creative sectors seeking production investments should refer to the following grants:


Single Sound Recording

  • This stream assists with the production of a Single Sound Recording containing one to three songs to be released commercially.

  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses up to $1,500 per project.


Extended Play (EP) Recording

  • This stream assists with the production of an EP recording, no longer than 30 minutes, containing four to six songs, to be released commercially.

  • Applicants may apply for a maximum of $10,000 or 50% of the total production cash budget, whichever is the lesser.


Full Length Sound Recording

  • This stream assists with the production of a full length sound recording, no less than 30 minutes, containing no fewer than six songs, to be released commercially.

  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses up to $15,000 per project.

what's new

Changes and updates for 2021.

We're always consulting with creative industry stakeholders to ensure this grant remains effective. Find out what's been changed most recently.

grant in action

Real-life recipient success stories.

The Sound Recording Grant has helped bands, singer-songwriters and even orchestras cover recording production costs. 


Every grant recipient. Every project.

Here's a list of everyone who has recently received this grant, what their project was, and how much they successfully applied for.


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. 


  • 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


  • Include estimates and/or quotes from vendors.
  • Write about who your audience is, and how you'll get your recording into their hands.
  • Describe in detail what your new recording will sound, look and feel like; it's not recommended to suggest you'll find your sound in the studio.
  • Your bios, vendor estimates, timeline and budget should be cohesive; make sure there aren't any contradictions.
  • Submit a timeline that's as detailed as possible.


  • 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.


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 the Single, EP, LP Recording Streams. You'll be asked these questions as part of the online Grant Management System 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.


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