Music BC Travel Grants

Domestic and International Travel Grants 

February 10th, 2022

Music BC Artist and Business Travel Grant applications are now open for both domestic and international destinations – including showcase, touring and business travel.

2022 application windows are as follows:

  • Open Feb 10th – Deadline March 18th 2022 @ 5:00pm PST
  • Open April 28th – Deadline June 10th 2022 @ 5:00pm PST
  • Open July 28th – Deadline September 9th, 2022 @ 5:00pm PST

*Please not we will not be accepting applications between these windows.

Applications will now be reviewed and moderated by a jury of BC industry professionals, with notifications to applicants on the status of their requested awards being circulated within 4-6 weeks from deadline. 

If you have any questions regarding Travel Grants please be sure to read the program guidelines below. If you cannot find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact us at info@musicbc.org.

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Applicants are advised to research and monitor COVID-19 public health measures, advice, and protocols within each market of their travel itinerary ahead of applying. Unrecoverable costs due to unforeseen cancellations of confirmed tour dates or showcases due to COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Artists should also make note of any PCR or rapid testing required for international destinations or upon return to Canada, as well as the cost associated.

Resource Link: COVID-19 Provincial Updates

Provincial / Territorial Restriction Status (CLMA): National Concert Guide

Current European Union Protocols: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Entering the United Kingdom: UK Border Protection

Entering the United States: US Customs and Border Protection


Music BC Travel Grants provide assistance to BC based artists to participate in touring and showcasing initiatives, and BC based companies and individuals undertaking business travel activities in support of the BC music community.

**Please note the guidelines for the Music BC Travel Grant Program for artists and businesses have been updated to provide additional clarity, effective immediately. Please take a moment to review our updated guidelines below.

  • For 2022 funding sources from public agencies or other sources – in combination with a Music BC award (at 75% of total eligible project expenses) may equal but not exceed 100% of the total eligible project expenses incurred. This is an update from previous years where total funding (whether from Music BC or another public agency or funder) could not exceed 75% of total eligible expenditure.
  • Emphasis will be given to applicants who have yet to receive significant funding from Music BC. For applicants who have received support through the travel grant program, consideration will be given to initiatives that have not yet been attended, visited, or funded.

Feel free to contact our office or email info@musicbc.org with any questions on the above changes.

2022 Deadlines:

  • Friday January 14th, 2022 (5pm PST)
  • Friday March 18th, 2022 (5pm PST)
  • Friday June 10th, 2022 (5pm PST)
  • Friday September 9th, 2022 (5pm PST)

*Please monitor our weekly industry newsletter for further announcements on upcoming deadlines for 2022

*Please allow 4-6 weeks AFTER the deadline for our staff to notify you on the status of your application.

ARTIST APPLICATION        BUSINESS APPLICATION 

Guidelines:

Please take a moment to review our revised 2022 Artist & Business Guidelines

Grant Recipients:

If you have additional questions regarding membership, guidelines, or the online forms, please email info@musicbc.org or call 604-873-1914.

Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia