The Amy Louie Grossmans Music Scholarship (ALGMS)


ALGMS is an artist development bursary created in memory of the late Amy Louie, a member of the family that has owned Grossman’s Tavern in Toronto since 1975.


Each year, the bursary provides a musician or band from the Greater Toronto Area $2000 to help with career development. There is a secondary prize of $1000 for the runner-up.


An annual fundraiser event is presented at Grossman’s Tavern every September. This fundraiser helps to generate money for the bursary and serves as an award ceremony for the year’s successful applicant.


Applications dates for 2023 to be determined.


All submissions will be considered. A full explanation of the project and the need for funding must be included.


The proposal criteria should include the following:

- Applicants name, band name, email address, phone number and mailing address

- Links to the applicants website, Facebook and other social media

- Links for listening to the applicants music

- Proposal should be 200 words or less

- Proposal should be documented in PDF format

- Applications must be submitted by email to c/o The Amy Louie Grossmans Music Scholarship


Successful applicant will receive half the scholarship funds at the beginning of the project and the remainder on its completion. An expense budget will need to be presented prior to receipts of the funds.


The successful applicant and runner-up will be required to participate in the subsequent annual fundraiser event. Participation involves performing a short set at the event, consultation meetings with the event organizers, logistical support (which may include programming and backline arrangements), and possible judging duties.


The successful applicant will be chosen by a panel consisting of members of the Louie family, music industry professionals and individuals with long standing connections to Grossman’s Tavern.


Questions regarding the submission process can be sent to


Past recipients include:

2022- The Five And Ten, Wayling James Band
2021- n/a
2020- n/a
2019- The Big Butter & Egg Men, and Michael Nagoda
2018- The Swingin’ Blackjacks
2017- Dan McKinnon
2016- Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes
2015- Chloe Watkinson & Park Eddy
2014- Jerome Godboo
2013- The Responsables

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