FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 10, 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. Applications for Contact East 2020 (pictured) are now open.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 10, 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




Applications to showcase at The Great Escape, UK




Entries for Midem Talent Exporter initiative




Entries for Women's Freedom Song Contest




Applications for Music Nova Scotia Tour Support & Artist Development




Applications for Contact East 2020, Moncton, NB




Applications open for MVP Project



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Juno week, Saskatoon, SK




South by Southwest fest and conference, Austin, TX




ECMA Awards fest and conference, St. John's, NL




CMW fest and conference, Toronto, ON




Midem conference, Cannes, FR





A2iM Week, New York City




Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN




Polaris Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, ON



The Beatles photographed in 1965.
FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

The Beatles photographed in 1965.

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Also this week: Sappyfest announces its lineup, the winner of the Jim Beam National Talent Search is named, and news on a handful of programs for emerging musicians to develop and break into the music industry.

Awards news

During Canadian Music Week, The Jim Beam National Talent Search, presented by CMW, announced musician, dancer and actor Myles Erlick as its 2024 winner. The Burlington, Ontario, native opened the 23rd Anniversary INDIE Awards with a performance on June 6, at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.

The other finalists of the National Talent Search were Bad Skin (Montreal), Jaimeson Rhy (Victoria), Katelyn Lehner (Saskatoon) and Megan Soo (Toronto). All received a paid trip to Canadian Music Week with access to conference and festival events plus the opportunity to perform in the CMW Jim Beam Showcase in Toronto. Other prizes received by the winner include a live performance Masterclass with Tom Jackson, a songwriting and recording session, coverage in CMW’s Making Noise series and prize packages from Long & McQuade and Canadian Music Spotlight.

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