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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Aug. 24, 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. Manitoba Music and Film (pictured) offers a Music Recording Production Fund grant for out of province artists, with a Sept. 17 deadline.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Aug. 24, 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

Canada Council Grants

 


 

Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

Now open

Passport: Music Export Summit

 


 

01-Sep-20

Applications for FACTOR Showcase Production

 


 

15-Sep-20

Applications for Music Nova Scotia Marketing and Investment Programs

 


 

17-Sep-20

Applications for MB Music Recording Production Fund Out of Province Artists

 


 

17-Sep-20

Applications for MB Film & Music Recording Production Fund

 


 

29-Oct-20

Applications for OMIF Music Industry Initiatives

 


 

29-Oct-20

Applications for FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

25-26-Sep-20

Contact(less) East digital conference

 


 

25-Sep-Oct-9

BreakOut West, online version

 


 

1-4-Oct-20

CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON

 


 

21-24-Oct-20

Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS - online version

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18-21-Nov-20

M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ

 


 

9-10_Apr-2021

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

11-20-Jun-2021

NXNE Music and Gaming Festival, Toronto, ON

 


 

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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

The Beaches, rapper TOBi, indie experimentalist Cindy Lee, and previous winner Jeremy Dutcher are also amongst the ten artists in contention for the $50,000 prize, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year based solely on artistic merit. See the whole list here.

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

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