Recipients of Open Proposal funding will be better positioned to reach new audiences within Canada, including remote regions, as well as global audiences, without having to permanently leave Canada. Plus, the foundation will facilitate these opportunities so that individual Canadian comedians have opportunities to maintain all rights and interests in the IP they produce.
“Social Engagement” can be considered as an element to include in all proposals, and applicants have an opportunity to present a project that is primarily focused on content for social platforms. Any such audio, video, live-to-social performances, written work, or visuals must be, in itself, creative content and not merely an advertisement.
Applicants will have an option to identify a “Multi-stream” proposal for funding that will assign resources to more than one stream in a single application, (e.g. an individual comedian’s, or comedy troupe’s, live performance “tour” with the intent to record an album).
Applicants will also have an opportunity to identify a “Collaboration” proposal for funding assigning resources to them in association with building support for an event, series of events, or project that will also benefit other applicants, or comedians. (e.g. a live event featuring multiple comedians, or comedy troupes, performing content that is recorded for broadcast; a writer’s collaboration with performance talent).