introducing: “Verdefied Grants”
You are probably asking yourself, “What the heck is a Verdefied Grant?
Definition: A contribution, bursary or grant that is automatically and instantaneously applied to a Benjamin Verde Artist or Affiliate Program Member’s funding application, invoice or quote issued to the applicant for services rendered by Benjamin Verde or its Affiliates.
Verdefied Grants are anchored and applied to Benjamin Verde products and services such as Assigned Artist Advances Assigned Equipment Financing and Consultations. Audio and Video Production, Marketing and Promotion and any other services an Artist may need to complete their project. Contributions will range from $5.00 to $250.00 per approved application or transaction.
Verdefied Grants are made exclusively available to participants of the Benjamin Verde Incorporated FREE ARTIST MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM: (AMP) and Members that have subscribed to the ONLINE ARTIST MANAGEMENT : (OAM)
Processing Time: Instant
Cost:$5.00 (in addition to the regular $10.00 application process fee)
How to Apply?
Select the Verdefied Grant field located at the bottom of all Benjamin Verde online Application and Registration forms.
Encourage, Empower, Elevate!
We are Canada’s ONLY 100% PRIVATELY FUNDED Artist and Entertainment funding institution
We DO NOT receive ANY Government funding or assistance.
Benjamin Verde Incorporated Board of Directors is responsible for considering the needs, requests and general feedback of BV Clients, compiling and analyzing its findings and then communicating with our Private Investors, which allows us to make investing in you quick and easy.
Artists have the opportunity to pursue their careers by utilizing the Community Contribution Grant Program (CCGP). The Program was created by the Benjamin Verde Incorporated Executive Team, in a conscious effort to provide a grass root support system catering to the entertainment industry.
Qualified candidates may receive contributions (Micro- Grant) up to Five Hundred dollars ($500.00) per applicant, per funding category to a maximum of $3000.00 per year, or at the Contribution Committee’s sole discretion.
THE GRANT CATEGORIES
Brand Builder (Marketing and Promotion)
Audio Production (Recording, Production and Post Production)
Online Radio (Digital Media)
Videos (Directors and Photographers)
Open Box (Tell Us Your Story)
No need to hire an expensive Grant Writer for Benjamin Verde Grants, it’s quick and easy!
BV has developed two tiers for the Benjamin Verde Community Contribution Grant Program: Emerging Artists or Start-Up Entertainment Company and Established Artist or Entertainment Company. We fund directly to the Service Providers/Affiliates responsible for developing and producing the project.
All Applications submitted will be processed within the week it was submitted. A decision will be made on the application during this time and qualified applications will be funded, no later than the ten business days after the application was submitted.
1. Applicants must complete a minimum thirty-minute Consultation to become eligible for funding.
2. Valid Photo ID (Government issued)
3. Proof of Address
4. Proof of Income/Revenue
5. One MP3 or voice note of your song (doesn’t need to mixed or mastered)
6. A basic idea of the video’s concept or what you’ve been thinking about putting in the video (tell us about it in 140 characters or less)
7. An idea of what you’d like to accomplish in the entertainment industry (tell us your dream)
John Smith applied on February 1, 2018. (W1/18) his application would be;
ii.) A decision would be made by the Grant Committee and;
iii.) Funded no later than February 11, 2018 (W1/18)
Processing & Fees:
The Contribution Committee has a maximum of ten (10) days to review and make a decision regarding your Application (Weekly submission deadline: Every Thursday at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time)
An Applicant must remit the Processing Fee of $10.00 plus taxes per grant application.
If an Applicants has been declined for a Grant. The Committee will always provide the Applicant with feedback on exactly what they would like to see the Applicant improve before reapplying. The feedback is specifically for you, so NO MORE GUESSING GAMES!
Applicants that have been approved for a Grant are required to pay the applicable taxes based on the amount granted by the Contribution Committee.
i.) Tom Jackson was approved for his Video Grant and receives a $100 Grant from the Contribution Committee .
ii.) Tom would only pay $13.00.