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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 14, 2022

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 to showcase at M for Montreal (pictured) are now open.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 14, 2022

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

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Relief Fund

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Comprehensive Artist program

 


 

Now open

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Travel Grants

 


 

05-Jun-22

Applications for CMI Artist Entrepreneur Program

 


 

06-Jun-22

Applications to play at M for Montreal

 


 

30-Jun-22

Submissions for SOCAN Foundation Her Music awards

 


 

07-Aug-22

Applications for CMI Artist Manager Program

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

1-3-Apr-22

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

4-8_May-22

ECMAs, Fredericton, NB

 


 

9-15-May-22

Juno Week and Awards, Toronto, ON

 


 

18-22-May-22

Folk Alliance International conference, Kansas City, MO

 


 

6-11-June-22

Canadian Music Week festival & conference, Toronto, ON

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14-19-June-22

NXNE Festival, Toronto, ON

 


 

17-20-June-22

TBS Blues Summit & Maple Blues Awards, Toronto, ON

 


 

28-Sept-Oct 2-22

BreakOutWest, Calgary, AB

 


 

13-17-Sept-22

Americana fest, Nashville, TN

 


 

16-19-Nov-22

M for Montreal festival and conference

 


 

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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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