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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, Aug. 16, 2021

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 ongoing pandemic fears may affect some of the events listed. CIMA is sending a Business Mission to next January's UK Americana Music Week.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, Aug. 16, 2021

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

Applications for Canada Council grants

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

Now open

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Career Development Grant

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Live Music Events Funding

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Comprehensive Artist Program

 


 

Now open

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Travel Grants

 


 

18-Aug-21

Submissions for Music Nova Scotia Artist in Residence Program

 


 

31-Aug-21

Submissions for MusicPEI Golden Ticket & TCOB Programs

 


 

30-Aug-21

Submissions for Ontario Creates IDM Fund

 


 

1-Oct-21

Submissions Open for MVP Project Round 7

 


 

2-Dec-21

Applications for FACTOR Juried Sound Recording Program

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

3-5-Sep-21

CMAOntario Festival and Awards, Ancaster, ON

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8-11-Sep-21

Music Pro Summit. Virtual

 


 

22-25-Sep-21

Americana Fest and Conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

23-26-Sep-21

Contact East 2021, Moncton, NB

 


 

9-13-Nov-21

Indie Week, Toronto, ON

 


 

26-29-Nov-21

CCMA Country Music Week & Awards, London, ON

 


 

24-28-Jan-22

AmericanaFest UK, London, UK

 


 

2-6-Feb-22

BreakOut West festival and conference, Winnipeg, MB

 


 

1-3-Apr-22

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PEI

 


 

4-8-May-22

East Coast Music Awards, Fredericton, NB

 


 

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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