The Province is providing an extra $2.5 million to the Amplify BC program.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, our government recognizes that it is essential to strengthen B.C.’s music industry and to expand opportunities for people who work in this sector,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.
“Our government is committed to supporting British Columbians wanting to pursue a flourishing and sustainable career in music, because when artists succeed, we all shine.”
The $2.5 million is a supplement to the $22.5 million that is being provided over three years.
Some of the money is coming to Prince George through three different funding intakes:
Live Music Regular Intake Recipients:
- Mad Loon Entertainment, Mad Loon 2022 Programming Support, $9,900
Live Music Operational Support Recipients:
- Omineca Artist Run Centre Society, $1,500
- Prince George Folkfest Society, $3,500
Career Development Recipients:
- Britt A.M., $7,000
- Crones c/o Nathan Kelly, $4,000
- Danny Bell and His Disappointments, $9,000
- Geoff McFarlane, $9,000
In total, $8.3 million is going towards:
- 216 festivals, venues and presenters through the Live Music Program;
- 95 music companies through the Music Company Development program;
- 121 emerging and established musicians in advancing their careers through the Career Development and Record in BC Programs; and
- 22 industry development projects through the Music Industry Initiatives program.