More details have emerged regarding the $45-million Ontario Music Fund (OMF) to support various aspects of the province's music industry. The Toronto Star reports the money will be used over a three-y...
The Ontario Government is getting into the music business. The province announced it's providing $45 million in grants for music production through the newly-created Ontario Music Fund this morning a...
Most areas of government funding are being trimmed, so why not arts grants too? A probable reason why the arts program escapes the Finance Minister's knife is because any cuts to the artsy set, results in a nation-wide howl that the Philistines are taking over. But to some, that's seen as public money funding someone's hobby.
Who benefits from the granting system? The system supports artists, but artists come into public view only when their work is exhibited, by a museum, a commercial gallery or within the arts community itself.
To make money as an artist in Canada, you have two choices: Appeal to the crowd, or appeal for a grant. The former requires strong sales, good marketing, and a solid business plan. The latter requires an ability to fill in forms.