FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Aug. 31, 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. The important roots music Americana fest and conference (pictured) is going virtual for its 2020 edition.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Aug. 31, 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




Applications for FACTOR Showcase Production




Applications for Music Nova Scotia Marketing and Investment Programs




Applications for MB Music Recording Production Fund Out of Province Artists




Applications for MB Film & Music Recording Production Fund




Applications for OMIF Music Industry Initiatives




Applications for FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Americana Fest and Conference, virtual version




BreakOut West, online version




CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON




Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS - online version





M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ




Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE




NXNE Music and Gaming Festival, Toronto, ON



Céline Dion in 'I Am : Céline Dion'
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Céline Dion in 'I Am : Céline Dion'

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