Victoria/Fraser Valley – More people will be able to enjoy B.C.-based festivals, events and concerts as the Province turns up the volume on live music through the Amplify BC Live Music Fund.
The grants range from $5,000 to $125,000 and fund the expansion of live music presentation throughout the province, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, artists and youth. Amplify BC’s Live Music program provides support for the growth of B.C.’s live music sector, such as venue upgrades, infrastructure, marketing, training and new jobs.
Administered by Creative BC on behalf of government, the program is investing $2.2 million in grants to help 73 live music events, festivals and concert presentations in B.C., the majority of which take place between November 2018 and September 2019.
Chilliwack’s Tractorgrease cafe and studio/music venue on Chilliwack Lake Road was given over $20,000 towards capacity increase and production upgrades.
Amplify BC is a $7.5-million fund designed to help support British Columbia’s music industry, which generates over $690 million in economic activity in B.C. each year. The Province established the fund in 2018 after extensive consultations with the music industry. The program has helped 28 B.C. music companies expand and diversify their activities through over $900,000 in funding, and 75 B.C. artists with career development projects, totalling more than $880,000.
For more information on Amplify BC and to see a full list of grant recipients, visit: https://www.creativebc.com/programs/amplify-bc#recipients