The Showcase BC program provides immediate support to B.C. musicians who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This new program will support emerging and established artists across the province as they create and perform. Micro-grants will be awarded to B.C. artists who are eligible and have previously applied to Amplify BC programs, to support livestreaming, songwriting and professional development. Online performances will be free and available to the public at Showcase BC or through the hashtag #ShowcaseBC.
Creative industries have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada recognizes this, and has announced $500m in funding will be made available for Canada’s cultural sector through Canadian Heritage.
These funds will support artists, creators and Canada’s amateur sports sector.
Creative businesses are also encouraged to apply for any of the other financial supports available, should they qualify. These include: