Catherine Bird

Grant writing for music, theatre, dance, publishing & writers, visual arts, filmmakers, digital media designers, game developers, groups, non-profit organizations and individuals. Operating and project grants from the Canada Council, provincial and regional arts councils, Factor, Starmaker, MuchFact, Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm, Canada Media Fund, Trillium Foundation, Socan Foundation and other private foundations. A comprehensive support service: research, writing, applications, budgets, proposals and final reports. I am also available to create business plans, project management proposals, marketing plans, company CVs and related documents for arts organizations and artists.

Music Grants Canada

Music Grants Canada was founded in Fall 2013 to support, sustain and advocate for independent music artists and companies in Canada and to address critical gaps in education, resources and support for the music industry. Our backgrounds are primarily music management and marketing, with a specific focus on non-profit provincial and federal funding and advocacy organizations. We have worked behind the scenes in major agencies, management firms and provincial organizations helping artists with their craft for a combined total of 30+ years.

Sebastian Cook’s Music & Politics

Unless you’ve got really deep pockets, a sugar daddy or a huge band whose members can all chip in, grants are an essential part of the business landscape for independent Canadian artists. Due to simple geography and how spread out Canadian cities and towns tend to be except for a few dense clusters, this country is really $%*! difficult and expensive to tour. Music & Politics takes great pride in its track record of helping artists make, market and tour their music without having to hold blood drives on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. We also specialize in working with labels and promoters on business development and presenting grants.