Take Care incubator

TELUS Fund and Vice Media Group are looking for original English language docuseries that promote the mental wellbeing of young Canadians. Apply by Friday, April 16, 2021.

$140,000 in production financing

April 16th, 2021
TELUS Fund will finance up to 75% of the selected docuseries production budget to a max of $140,000 or $5,000 per minute, whichever is less.

Deadline for delivery of at least one rough cut episode

August 13th, 2021
Completed docuseries will benefit from an exclusive premiere on VICE Media channels in September 2021.

How to apply

Use the checklist below to confirm your company and project are eligible, and review the Take Care Program Guidelines.
Check your project alignment with these Evaluation Criteria.
Send a completed Take Care application form to takecare@vice.com.

Visit the Take Care microsite to learn more.

Minimum Requirements

The Applicant is:

  • checkmark_1 primarily in the business of producing professional media content
  • checkmark_1 headquartered in Canada
  • checkmark_1 a for-profit taxable corporation (within the meaning of Canada's Income Tax Act
  • checkmark_1 Canadian controlled (Sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act)
  • checkmark_1 the owner and controller of all the rights necessary to produce the docuseries and to distribute and exploit it throughout the world in all manners, languages and media in perpetuity
  • checkmark_1 able to demonstrate a successful track record delivery quality content of comparable size and scope

The Content:

  • checkmark_1 will be targeted to youth (ages 14-28) in Canada, and include Emerging Creators in key roles
  • checkmark_1 is produced in the English language
  • checkmark_1 comprises at least 5 related episode of between 2 and 6 minutes in duration per episode
  • checkmark_1 is produced in Canada with at least 75% of eligible costs being Canadian costs and include a significant contribution from the Canadian independent production sector
  • checkmark_1 is closed captioned and contains described video
  • checkmark_1 meets the definition of eligible docuseries

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