Musician Support Programs
City Enrichment Fund
The City of Hamilton invests in the community by providing grants through the City Enrichment Fund.
The funding stream “Arts – Creation & Presentation for Artists” provides project grants to professional artists and artist collectives in any arts discipline for the creation of new artistic work and its public presentation in Hamilton and further afield.
Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Arts Program Manger to discuss your project idea and to learn more about the grant program. The annual deadline to apply is November 2.
SOCAN Foundation provides grants for Canadian music creators and publishers working to promote appreciation for Canadian music in today’s society.
FACTOR provides financial support for musicians to create and record their compositions, market their recordings, tour in Canada and internationally, and more.
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Council serves artists working in numerous disciplines. Musicians can apply for grants supporting: Professional Development and Career Advancement; and, Circulation and Touring.
Ontario Arts Council
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) supports artists and organizations working in a variety of styles and genres of music.