A grant for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black
or a person of colour, between the ages of 18–28,
to create their debut EP recording.

The application deadline of May 15, 2019 has passed. Please check back next year for a possible second grant.


The inaugural VS. Arts grant included $5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour (IBPOC), between the ages of 18-28, to create their debut EP recording. Groups who met these criteria were also welcome to apply.

The grant also included periodic conversations with musician Vivek Shraya to discuss album vision, promotion/marketing, industry resources/recommendations and other music-related support.

The 2019 grant was awarded to cutsleeve, a five-piece female queer East Asian rock band in Toronto.

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