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WHY DIDN’T I RECEIVE THE FULL AMOUNT REQUESTED?

The investment program tries to support projects that have potential for increasing industry capacity in the province and propose artistic integrity and merit. There will be deserving projects that won’t receive full funding. It’s an unfortunate side product of having a wealth of amazing projects from New Brunswick and a finite amount of funding.

WHY WAS MY APPLICATION REFUSED?

We strive to provide feedback regarding refused applications. These are some examples of issues or weakness that might be found in applications:

  • The project objectives were not clear
  • The market development plan was not realistic
  • The budget expenses / revenues were inaccurate or not realistic
  • There is a lack of team or partners for proposed project
  • The application was not thought through
  • The application was not professional (typos, missing info, inappropriate content, etc.)
  • More artist development is needed.

What is the Funding Agreement?

Your funding agreement contains important information regarding what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. Please read it carefully as it is a binding contract. If you don't understand something in the funding agreement, don't sign it! Contact the Program Officer to ask for clarifications.

The Program Officer must receive your signed Funding Agreement before the process can move forward, meaning: before your payment is sent.

HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE FUNDS?

Once the signed Funding Agreement, successful applicants will receive 75% of the approved amount. The balance of 25% will be sent upon approval of the Final Report. All payments are sent by form of a cheque.

WHO DO WE THANK?

We are proud to be a part of your projects, so give us a shout!

If you received funding through the Music Industry Development (MID) Program, you must acknowledge the support of Music•Musique NB and the Government of New Brunswick. Logo and Acknowledgment Guidelines | Dropbox

WHEN MUST I SUBMIT THE PROJECT FINAL REPORT?

Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation with the project number, amount granted and the final report’s due date, typically 30 days after the project completion date as submitted in the application.

I'm running behind and I need an extension for my final report. What do I do?

We understand that delays can happen, but extensions are never granted automatically. You must email the MID Program Officer at mid@musicnb.org with a preferred new deadline date, the reason for your extension request and the current status of the project. If you run out of extensions or do not submit your materials before your extension runs up, you may end up in breach of your funding agreement. Failure to submit a Completion Report on the deadline will also place the Applicant in default. The Applicant cannot submit news applications until the issue is resolved, and current applications in the systems yet to be reviewed may be withdrawn.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T SUBMIT THE FINAL REPORT?

We will send goons after you. They are polite goons (we’re Canadians after all) who will make you feel so remorseful, you will submit your Final report within 24 hours.

We will make efforts to ensure that all due Final report come in on time. However, we also know how humans behave and know a few (just a few) will send in their reports late. The Program Officer will follow up regarding all past due reports.

Failure to submit a final report after a final warning has been issued will place the Applicant Profile(s) associated with the project into default. No new applications can be submitted until the final report is received and approved, and the 25% balance payment may be withheld.

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