SOUND RECORDING GRANT

 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

GRANT OVERVIEW

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

DEADLINE INFORMATION

Next Deadline: Nov. 18, 2020 at 4pm

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

CREATIVE SECTOR ELIGIBILITY

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:

4 INVESTMENT STREAMS

Demo Recording

  • This stream assists with the production of a Demo Sound Recording containing one to three songs, which may then be used for self-promotion, and/or to court the attention of labels, agents, or producers.

  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses up to $1,000 per project.

 

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 2020.

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. 

recipients

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.

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


  • 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.




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 the Demo Recording Stream. 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.




APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME


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.





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