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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

 


 

5-Feb-20

Applications for Canadian Heritage Trade Mission to Europe

 


 

15-Feb-20

Applications to showcase at The Great Escape, UK

 


 

1-Mar-20

Entries for Midem Talent Exporter initiative

 


 

1-Mar-20

Entries for Women's Freedom Song Contest

 


 

15-Mar-20

Applications for Music Nova Scotia Tour Support & Artist Development

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

3-Feb-20

Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, Toronto, ON

 


 

9-15-Mar-20

Juno week, Saskatoon, SK

 


 

13-22-Mar-20

South by Southwest fest and conference, Austin, TX

 


 

29-Apr-5-May-20

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

 


 

6-12-May-20

CMW fest and conference, Toronto, ON

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2-5-June-20

Midem conference, Cannes, FR

 


 

16-19-June-20

A2iM Week, New York City

 


 

15-20-Sep-20

Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

21-Sep-20

Polaris Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, 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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