Music Funding

The population of Canada is 35 million. The population of the United States is 318 million. The population of the UK is 64 million. That makes the US nearly 10 times the size of Canada and the UK twice the size. With Canada having such a small market-size in comparison, Canada simply does not have the economic base for the music industry to survive without funding assistance from the government and various funding organizations. Here is a list of all the major funding organizations in Canada.

Canada Wide 

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
FACTOR
MUCHFACT
MUSICACTION (French Language Only)
RADIO STARMAKER FUND
SOCAN Foundation

Canada – British Columbia

Music BC
BC Arts Council
City of Vancouver Artist Studio Awards
Vancouver Foundation
Public Records Video Grant

Canada – Alberta

Alberta Music – Harvard Broadcasting Showcase and Travel Grant
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Calgary Arts Development
Edmonton Arts Council
PEAK Performance Project Alberta
Public Records Video Grant

Canada – Saskatchewan

Creative Sask
Saskatchewan Arts Board

Canada – Manitoba

Manitoba Music
Manitoba Arts Council
Manitoba Film & Music

Canada – Ontario

Ontario Arts Council
Government of Ontario
Ontario Media Development Corporation – Ontario Music Fund
Ontario Media Development Corporation – Research and Industry
Toronto Arts Council

Canada – Quebec

CalQ
MusicAction
Societe de Development des Entreprises Culturelles
Montreal Arts Council
Quebec Musician’s Guild

Canada – Nova Scotia

Music Nova Scotia
Casino Nova Scotia

Canada – PEI 

Music PEI

Canada – Nunavut