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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 7, 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 affect some of the events listed. Applications are now open for Ontario artists to showcase at Folk Unlocked next year (pictured).

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 7, 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

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Comprehensive Artist program

 


 

11-Dec-20

Applications for Ontario artists to showcase at Folk Unlocked

 


 

10-Jan-21

Applications to showcase at Tallinn Music Week, May 6-8

 


 

21-Jan-21

Applications for Manitoba Film & Music, Music Recording Production Fund

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

22-25-Feb-21

Folk Alliance - Folk Unlocked virtual conference

 


 

3-7-Mar-21

Music PEI Week

 


 

5-9-May-21

ECMAs, Sydney, NS

 


 

16-May-21

50th Anniversary Juno Awards, Toronto, ON

 


 

14-18-Jun-21

Global Toronto conference and showcases online

 


 

6-12-Sept-21

CCMA Country Music Week, London, 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.

Charlotte Cardin for 99 Nights, The Beaches for Blame My Ex, Allison Russell for The Returner and Cindy Lee for Diamond Jubilee are among the ten artists shortlisted for the 2024 award, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year.

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