Aboriginal Artists and Industry Accessing Support from FACTOR

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Kimberley Dawn, Don Amero, Jade Turner, Shane Yellowbird, Elisapie Isaac, and Ghostkeeper are some of the Aboriginal artists who have been approved for support from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) in 2010. The Manito Ahbee Festival Inc, Manitoba Aboriginal Music Host Committee Inc, Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario, and Arbor Records Ltd are the Aboriginal industry stakeholders who also received approvals thus far.

FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry. Support is available for recording demos, recording albums, touring, marketing, showcasing, delivering conferences, and a number of other music-related activities.

Please visit www.factor.ca for more information about FACTOR and the support that is available.

The FACTOR approvals for Aboriginal artists and industry for January 1 to September 9, 2010 are:

Collective Initiatives Support
Indian Art - I - Crafts of Ontario $40,000
Manito Ahbee Festival Inc. $15,000
Manitoba Aboriginal Music Host Committee Inc. $10,000

Domestic Showcase

Flemish Eye Records (applicant), Ghostkeeper (artist) $2,000

Domestic Tour

Avalanche Productions (applicant), Elisapie Isaac (artist) $6,264

Emerging Artist Program – Marketing & Promotion
Shane Yellowbird (applicant), Shane Yellowbird (artist) $20,000

International Showcase

Amanda Rheaume (applicant), Amanda Rheaume (artist) $2,868
Avalanche Productions (applicant), Elisapie Isaac (artist) $4,000

New Talent Demo Award
Don Amero (applicant), Don Amero (artist) $2,000
Jade Turner (applicant), Jade Turner (artist) $2,000
Simeon Ross (applicant), Simeon Ross (artist) $1,500

Domestic & International Business Development
Arbor Records Ltd. $8,475

Marketing & Promotion – DBS

Pheromone Recordings (applicant), Elisapie Isaac (artist) $7,400

Marketing & Promotion – Indie
Kimberley Dawn (applicant), Kimberley Dawn (artist) $12,000
Ojiji Music (applicant), Littlehawk (artist) $12,000

Please visit http://factor.ca/Approvals.aspx for a full listing of FACTOR approvals.

The upcoming deadlines for FACTOR programs are:

Collective Initiatives
Sept. 15th Nov. 15th, 2010 and Jan. 31st, 2011

Demo Program
Oct. 15th, 2010

Direct Board Approval - Sound Recording
Nov. 30th, 2010

Domestic & International Business Development
Oct. 15th, Nov. 30th, 2010 and Jan. 17th, 2011

Domestic & International Showcase Support
Oct. 15th, 2010 and Jan. 17th, 2011

Domestic & International Tour Support
Sept. 30th, Nov. 30th, 2010 and Jan. 31st, 2011

Emerging Artist Program
Sept. 15th, Dec. 15th, 2010

Juried Sound Recording Program
Oct. 29th, 2010

Label, Manager & Distributor Business Development
Next deadline to be announced (there is currently one deadline each year)

Marketing & Promo for FACTOR Supported Sound Recordings
Sept. 15th, Nov. 15th, 2010

Marketing & Promo for non-FACTOR Supported Sound Recordings
Oct. 29th, 2010

Songwriters Workshop & Seminar Support
Next deadlines to be announced (there are currently two deadlines each year)

Video Program
Sept. 15th, Nov. 15th, 2010

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