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Planning a public concert and looking for some extra funding? Check out the Music Performance Trust Fund.

The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) provides grants to municipalities, organizations, companies, and individuals to subsidize the hiring of professional Toronto Musicians’ Association (TMA), Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) or American Federation of Musicians (AFM) members, for performances at community and educational events in the Greater Toronto Area. All events must be “Free and open to the public”.

In order to access the fund, the event presenter or a representative of the musicians (leader), must contact the TMA at least six weeks prior to the performance.

The amount of the grant depends on the type of performance. The grant will be equal to:

30% of total musician fees for general concerts
40% of total musician fees for hospital, veterans & nursing home performances
50% of total musician fees for educational school performances

Event Presenters receiving funding must give credit to the Music Performance Trust Fund on their print, social and online media and a message must be read from the stage. 100% of applications from TMA have been approved in the past number of years and the MPTF budget is projected to grow. More information is available at:

To assist musicians and event presenters with securing the grant, please contact:

Jay Boehmer, MPTF Administrator
Toronto Musicians’ Association
Local 149 of the CFM and AFM
(416) 421-1020 x230

Jay Boehmer
Music Performance Trust Fund Committee (MPTF)
Toronto Musicians' Association, Local 149
(416) 421-1020 x230

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