Comprehensive Artist – Video

By mmuise
Description:

Video component funding is intended to pay for the cost of producing high-quality music videos and visual content that supports sound recordings by Canadian artists, such as hiring a producer, videographer, video editor, production personnel and talent, rental equipment and facilities, and post-production.


Comments on Funding:

Funding under this component is at up to 75% of total eligible budget of the Comprehensive Artist application.
The funding limits for the Video component are:
- $40,000 per FACTOR fiscal year, across all programs for Artist 3;
- $20,000 per FACTOR fiscal year, across all programs for Artist 2 and General.
General artists are not eligible for the Video program; however, the Video component is available to General artists through all full-length sound recording and marketing programs.

Recipient Accessibility Support Fund: FACTOR grant recipients are eligible for top-up support to their project funding of up to $5,000 each fiscal year, not to exceed $5,000 per project for costs related to accessibility. Eligible costs claimed under this fund will be reimbursed at 100%.

Deadline: -
Eligibility:
  • Canadian Artists rated 3, Canadian record labels rated Approved, 2, 3, 4 provided the artist is rated 3, MEC-supported companies and Recipients of Envelope Funding provided that the artist is rated 3*.
  • The artist must be Canadian.
  • The artist must not be signed under an exclusive artist recording agreement to a non-Canadian label for Canada, nor may the sound recording for the proposed video be directly licensed to a non-Canadian label for Canada.
  • Artists who have ever had Music Canada Platinum Album Certification in Canada, and/or worldwide sales of any one album of 100,000 units or more, and/or worldwide sales of all album releases equaling 200,000 units or more (including stream-equivalent albums per Music Canada Certification process) might be considered exceptions for program eligibility by FACTOR's Board of Directors.
  • Only the party that controls the Canadian commercial release rights and exclusive Canadian exploitation rights to the sound recording at the time of application may apply.
  • General artists are not eligible for the Video program; however, the Video component is available to General artists through all full-length sound recording and marketing programs.

Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. create a user profile on the FACTOR application platform;

2. create an applicant profile (of the individual, partnership, or corporation that will enter into a general agreement with FACTOR if funding is offered);

3. create an artist profile (an artist profile provides FACTOR with a snapshot of the artist’s music career thus far. This helps FACTOR determine artist profile ratings and program eligibility);

5. create a project and choose the project components;

6. fill and validate the application.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:
1. submit a budget and/or complete project details online each time applicants apply for a component of their project, and to describe the goals, expected results, and timelines for completing each component and the project as a whole.
2. a void cheque from their bank account;
3. submit a production plan and video treatment that outlines the creative direction of the video content, including notes on script, action, “look and feel”, and so on, where applicable.
4. compile and organize all invoices, receipts and proofs of payment; then enter the amounts being claimed into the FACTOR Cost Report, which can be downloaded from the Budget page of the Completion. Applicants must upload the Cost Report and all related expense documentation, then complete and submit all other sections of the Completion (including Budget, Results, Component Information and Public Funding).
5. submit (In addition to the program Completion requirements) to complete the Video component:
a) a permanent link to streaming copy of the video(s) (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, artist’s website): and
b) a Supplier’s Declaration and Undertaking signed by each video producer.

Other Things to Note:

1. Where possible, FACTOR must be recognized in the end credits, including the FACTOR logo, acknowledgments, and the Canada wordmark. This includes all digital and physical copies of the video wherever production credits for the track may be listed, even if the video content is being licensed, co-produced, shared or released outside of Canada by a third party.
2. In 2022 the program guidelines for 2022-2023 were published April 2022.

About the author
mmuise