New music video grant program launches

Telus’ community-powered funding program Storyhive supports new music video development in B.C. and Alberta

  • Apr. 10, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Telus is launching the music video edition of Storyhive, its community-powered funding program, in support of emerging content creators in B.C. and Alberta.

This year, the program is expanding to include musicians and filmmakers through music video production grants and content distribution opportunities.

Since launching in 2013, Storyhive has supported emerging local talent through its beta, short film and web series editions.

The music video edition will have two stages:

Stage one: The top 10 finalists in each province will be awarded a $10,000 grant to create their music video.

Stage two: The top 20 finalists will then showcase their finished videos and compete for the chance to win one $30,000 grant per province to produce another music video and a documentary.

One stage two winner from B.C. and another from Alberta will be announced Aug. 17. In addition to the grant, they will also receive content distribution through Telus Optik TV On Demand and mentorship and training from industry professionals.

As an added bonus, all Storyhive music video applicants will have the chance for their music to be featured in future Telus commercials even if they do not move on in the competition.

Those interested in applying to the music video funding program have until April 26 to submit their music video idea and production plan.

To learn more about Storyhive or to apply, visit