FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 3, 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. The prestigious Polaris Music Prize (pictured) has announced the date of its Gala.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 3, 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 for Canadian Heritage Trade Mission to Europe




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



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, Toronto, ON




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



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Tanya Tagaq Plays a Pivotal Role in 'True Detective' Season Finale

The Inuk artist provides vocals for the HBO series' soundtrack, and her song "Submerged" scores a pivotal moment in the season finale, in which she appears as an actress.

The new season of True Detective wrapped up this weekend, and timed with the tense final episode, HBO also released the show's gripping soundtrack. Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq, one of the most celebrated contemporary musicians in Canada, contributed to seven songs on the soundtrack as well as making appearances in the show herself.

Subtitled Night Country, the fourth season of the HBO detective show takes place in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska. It stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, two police officers trying to figure out how the recent bizarre deaths of six scientists are linked to the murder of Iñupiaq activist Annie Kowtok. Through its mystery framing, the show explores themes like colonial violence, environmental destruction, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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