Of course you do

Who wouldn't want to get paid to do what they love? 

Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, with the average artist struggling to get by and living below the poverty line in most countries.

Making Music Is Expensive

Especially when artists have to pay for things like studio time, mixing and mastering, music video production, photos, marketing and more out of pocket just to get started.

Is There A Better Way?

YES! Artists like you can tap into Canadian music grants to not only get paid to make music, but also pay for necessary career activities like recording, video creation, marketing, travel and more.

How Much Money Can I Get?

Are You Eligible?

I've won tens of thousands of dollars in grant funding from organizations like FACTOR and Ontario Arts Council.

I've spent years learning grantwriting through courses, lessons, workshops and first hand trial-and-error experience.

And now, I'm teaching music creators like you how to win funding for yourself and your projects.

In This Course, You Will Learn...

  • How to apply for a music grant

  • How to improve your odds of winning funding

  • Who offers grant funding and where to find it

  • What grant programs are available

  • How grant applications get reviewed and awarded

  • How to turn an idea into a fundable grant

  • How non-artists can win grant funding

  • What makes a grant application fundable

  • Why most grant applications fail and where they went wrong

  • Our proven step-by-step system for winning music grants

Course Curriculum

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Each lesson has an action item that will help you draft and submit your own application by the end of the course.

You Will Develop A Winning Strategy For Applying To Music Grants

  • Uncover The Best Grants

    Find out which grant programs and organizations are the best to apply to no matter where you are in your music career.

  • Understand How Grants Get Reviewed

    Discover how funding organizations review grant applications and decide which ones get funded.

  • See Winning Grant Examples

    Explore grant application responses and support materials that have won over $10,000 in music funding.

Bonus Material

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  • The Best Music Grant For First Time Applicants

    We break down the best music grant program and organization to apply as a first-time grant applicant.

  • After Winning: How To Complete A Grant

    We walk you through how to complete a grant so you can keep the money and be in good standing with funders.

  • Helpful Worksheets To Get Your Project Organized

    Our worksheets help students clarify their music project idea and create a better approach to getting it funded.

What Past Students Are Saying About The Course

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Why You Should Take This Course

  • You make music and want to get paid to create it.

    Some music grants allow you to pay yourself to write and create new music, meaning you can generate an income while focusing on doing what you love.

  • You want money to invest into growing your career.

    Music grants are intended to subsidize important career activities, and help you reach new audiences through marketing, travelling, touring and more.

  • You want to learn how to apply so you don't need to hire a grantwriter.

    Grantwriters are expensive, collect their money upfront and can't guarantee if they'll win you funding. Learn on your own so you can win grants repeatedly for free.

More About Me

Course Instructor

Dan "5PiECE" Lombardi

Dan "5PiECE" Lombardi is a Canadian music producer, audio engineer and grant writer based in Toronto. He's been an active member of the Toronto music scene, lending his musical talents and business knowledge to hundreds of artists, producers, engineers, and managers. Through his travels, 5PiECE has successfully won tens of thousands of dollars in grant funding from organizations like FACTOR, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Starter Company. In addition to being a seasoned grant writer, he has worked on music alongside notable talent such as Noah "40" Shebib, MurdaBeatz, !llmind, Sean Paul, MadeinTYO and 24HRS.


  • Who is this course best suited for?

    This course is best suited to Canadian music creators that make their own music and are looking to tap into music grants to fund their career. This course walks you through the process of applying to a music grant step-by-step from start to finish using our proven system for applying. The course is not intended for anyone expecting results without putting in the time or anyone looking for a “get rich quick” scheme. Music grants are competitive – but by following the advice within this course and building your career, you will improve your odds of winning more funding more consistently. It may start with an extra $2,000 and build into tens or hundreds of thousands as it has for myself.

  • Are music grants available to everyone?

    No – music grants are only available to music creators in Canada. In order to apply to a music grant in Canada, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Other countries may or may not have music and arts funding. If you aren’t a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you are not eligible to apply to a Canadian music grant.

  • What does the course consist of?

    The course consists of 33 videos and 11 worksheets.

  • Whats the total run time of the course?

    The course is about 6 hours long in total, including all of the bonus content.

  • I live outside of Ontario, will this course still help me?

    Yes - this course is helpful for music creators nationwide as we explore a variety of grants available including ones from FACTOR, which are available to all Canadians. This course shows some examples specific to Ontario - but the same logic used in those applications applies to ALL provincial grant organizations. Many of these organizations ask the same questions and the examples are still very relevant regardless of your location in Canada. Overall - this course is intended to educate you on how to find grants available to you and the overall grant writing process with steps that apply to ANY grant organization.  Using this framework will help you get funded, whether you're in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia or elsewhere. We also have a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're outside of Ontario and unsure if this will apply to you.

  • I've never applied to a grant before, should I take this course?

    If you are serious about your craft and want to make money from your music, then yes you absolutely should take this course. It will get you familiar with the grant programs that are available and arm you with a strategy to successfully win them if you follow through. Each lesson comes with an action item that will lead to you drafting, completing and submitting a grant application to the organization of your choice. If you’re looking for a crash course on how to apply for grant funding with examples from winning applications, this is it.

  • I've applied to a music grant before but haven't won, will this help me?

    Yes, this course will help you do better on your next application. There are a lot of moving parts and considerations when applying to a music grant, and this course will help clarify the overall process while pointing out areas you may have fell short on in previous applications.

  • If I don't buy the course now, when will it be available again?

    We don’t have a confirmed date for when the course will be available again just yet. It could be a few months, or a year from now. We want to focus on this first group of 50 students and help them become successful and win a grant. From there, we will improve and add to the course for the next enrollment period to make it even better. However, these improvements will increase the overall price of the course when the time comes, so keep that in mind should you decide to pass up today’s offer. Taking this course now could literally be worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career - the sooner you start, the better for you in the long-term.

  • What if I buy the course and realize it's not for me?

    For this reason, we’ve included a 30-day money back guarantee from the day of purchase. If you feel like applying to grants isn’t for you, simply reach out via email and we’ll refund your money within 30 days of purchase.

I firmly believe no other course will help you with music grant writing more than this one.

If you aren't totally satisfied, I'll give you your money back within 30 days of purchase.

Finding Funding and How To Apply To Canadian Music Grants is not affiliated with any grant organizations including but not limited to FACTOR, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council and more.

Individual results may vary. Taking this course does not guarantee grant application success. Finding Funding does not guarantee students will win music grants as a result of taking the course..