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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: April 20, 2020

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. Applications to showcase at M for Montreal in November (pictured) close May 1. 

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: April 20, 2020

By Kerry Doole

Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines

 

Now Open

CIMA Road Gold certification. Awarded to artists selling at least 25K tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over a 12-month period

 


 

Grants and Funding Deadlines

 

Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program

 


 

Now open

Canada Council Grants

 


 

Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

01-May-20

Applications for M for Montreal

 


 

15-May-20

Applications for Mundial Montreal

 


 

15-May-20

Applications open for MVP Project

 


 

21-May-20

Applications for FACTOR Business Development Grants

 


 

28-May-20

Applications for FACTOR Artist Development Grants

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

11-16-Aug-20

North by Northeast Festival, Toronto, ON

 


 

8-13-Sep-20

CMW fest and conference, Toronto, ON

 


 

15-20-Sep-20

Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

22-Sep-Oct-4-20

Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

 


 

30-Sep-Oct-4-20

BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB

 


 

24-27-Sept-20

Contact East 2020, Moncton, NB

 


 

1-4-Oct-20

CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON

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18-21-Nov-20

M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ

 


 

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Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024

Awards

Allison Russell, Charlotte Cardin, DijahSB Shortlisted for 2024 Polaris Music Prize

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Some of Canadian music's biggest breakthroughs of the last year are facing off for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

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