Musical Showcases: National Showcase Component

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The National Showcase component aims to support artists from the Canadian Francophonie, from Francophone minority communities, selected by an event in order to present an official paid or unpaid showcase in front of professionals.

Comments on Funding:

1. Funding is up to 90% of accepted costs or actual eligible costs.
2. Assistance can reach $4,800 per trip. If it is a project led by a Canadian Francophonie organization to present a minimum of 3 artists within the framework of a major event in Quebec, the maximum assistance is $15,000.

Deadline: Rolling deadline

The applicant must be:

  • an artist of the Canadian Francophonie;
  • a manager;
  • a record company;
  • a show producer;
  • a Canadian Francophonie event or organization;
  • a Francophone artist from official language minority communities;
  • a Francophone artist from official language minority communities whose last Francophone sound recording or digital title project, marketed for less than 24 months as of March 31, was supported by the Canada Music Fund, are automatically eligible for the Showcase program;
  • an artist who has released an unfunded sound recording, or who has an unfunded sound recording to come in the coming months, insofar as he has been selected as part of a project, tour or event supported by the Musicaction Foundation;
  • an artist from the province where the event takes place.

    Eligibility requirements:
  • The applicant and the artist targeted by the application must be Canadian;
  • The sound recording in support of the application must respect the Canadian and Francophone content standards;
  • Showcases must take place as part of an event funded by Music action in the Event in Canada program;
  • The artist gives a performance of at least 20 minutes related to his latest sound recording or digital title project;
  • Ineligible Projects: Projects and any resulting promotional material may not contain any element of gross or gratuitous sexual violence or exploitation, may not be obscene, indecent, or pornographic as defined in the Criminal Code, and may not be hateful, defamatory or otherwise unlawful;
  • The applicant must not be in payment default;
  • If the applicant is a company, it must provide all the documents required to constitute or update a master folder, in particular financial state meeting the standards in force concerning the financial statements.
  • The same request cannot be filed with FACTOR and Musicaction.
Application Steps:

The applicant must complete the form in Excel format, and submit it electronically, duly named (Applicant – Artist-Event – ​​ICV1) to the following address:

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit the following required documents in support of the application:
1. The Project tab of the duly signed form;
2. The invitation letter for the showcase.

Filing of completion:
1. The applicant must, no later than 2 months following the end of the activity, submit by email to the address, its completion by completing the form in Excel format sent when the project is accepted. This form includes a statement of income and expenses associated with carrying out the project, a summary table of each of the expenses incurred and an activity report;
2. The applicant must also send all the following documents:
a) The Project tab of the duly signed form;
b) The certificates signed by the artist and the musicians (Certificates tab); and
c) Invoices and proof of payment for air transport, if applicable.
3. Following the completion analysis, the applicant must submit a copy of all invoices and proof of payment selected and required by the administration;
4. As a general rule, this first sample of coins corresponds to 50% of the lesser of these two amounts:
a) The total expenses submitted, presented in the balance sheet; and
b) The total expenditure required to justify the total amount of the commitment, according to the percentage of expenditure covered by the program.
5. For each inadmissible document, the corresponding amount is inadmissible and cut from the balance sheet. Other documents may then be required to reach the level of verification required and, depending on the case, it may reach 100% of the expenses submitted to the report;
6. The originals of the invoices and proof of payment must be kept by the applicant for a period of five years following the end of the project and are due at any time;
7. Accepted proofs of payment are:
a) Cleared checks or check imaging;
b) Copies of checks and bank statement showing the transaction;
c) Internet payment and debit card: bank statement;
d) Payment by credit card: monthly card statement.

Other Things to Note:

The Musicaction Foundation wishes to further support performers, mothers or fathers of a child aged 6 and under, in their national and international career development, by making eligible expenses relating to an accompanying person ( trice) entirely dedicated to the care of the child during a trip.

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