We had a tremendous response to the program this past round. When our Board met at the end of last year, they decided to take the current round off for the new program in order to better evaluate what worked and didn’t work and to make some upgrades to the website. The next deadline for the Artist Funding Program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour will now be May 20th, 2021. All eligibility requirements will remain the same. Further details will be announced with the email blast announcing the opening of Round 79. Here are the details on the program as they were announced.
The Board of Directors of the Radio Starmaker Fund announces the creation of a new program dedicated to supporting music creation by members of the Canadian music industry who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. This funding stream is available to eligible musicians who have not yet met Starmaker sales criteria. This will be a "stepping stone" program that recognizes the systemic barriers that prevent otherwise eligible applicants from qualifying for the established Starmaker programs. The program will fund a broad range of activities to help sustain racialized artists as they continue to develop and increase the audience and industry reach needed to apply to other Starmaker programs.
This is a ‘living program’, made to be able to adapt to and reflect the Board’s collective learning, community feedback and industry change.
The program is compromised of the following elements:
Welcome to the Radio Starmaker Fund.
The deadline for applications being submitted was 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, February 11, 2021. The Board of Directors will meet in March to make final decisions regarding funding for this quarterly round. Please sign up if you would like to receive our quarterly email blasts which advise you when the new round is open to accept applications, as well as on policy and program changes.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters and Canada's private radio broadcasters...
sole contributor and proud founding member of the Radio Starmaker Fund