FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Jan. 24, 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. Keep in mind that ongoing pandemic fears may affect some of the events listed. Canada's Music Incubator (CMI) is accepting applications for its programs (pictured).

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Jan. 24, 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




Applications for Recording Production Fund for non-Manitoban artists




Applications for Ontario Creates AcceleratiON Program




Applications for the Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK




Applications for CMI Artist Entrepreneur Program




Applications for CMI Artist Manager Program



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



BreakOut West festival and conference, Winnipeg, MB




ScreenxScreen virtual conference




Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE




Canadian Music Week festival and conference, Toronto, ON





ECMAs, Fredericton, NB




Juno Week and Awards, Toronto, ON




Folk Alliance International conference, Kansas City, MO




SING! Vocal Arts Festival, Toronto, ON




NXNE Festival, Toronto, ON




TBS Blues Summit & Maple Blues Awards, Toronto, ON



28-Sept-Oct 2-22

BreakOutWest, Calgary, AB



The cast of "Stereophonic"
Julieta Cervantes

The cast of "Stereophonic"


Will Butler on Writing the Tony-Nominated Music for ‘Stereophonic’: ‘It Was Like a Thousand-Piece Puzzle With 200 Pieces Missing’

The former Arcade Fire member has two nominations for his stunning songs, written for a fictional (but very believable) rock band onstage.

Will Butler’s first meeting with playwright David Adjmi was fairly open-ended: a friend had told Butler that Adjmi — a fan of Arcade Fire, the band Butler was in at the time — was working on a play about a band and that Butler could “write the music or just consult or whatever.”

But from their first sit-down at a diner near New York’s theatre district, Adjmi’s vision was “instantly recognizable” to Butler: “Like, oh, it’s a demo — it’s like a transcendental thing that they can never recapture. You have things falling apart because the headphones sound bad, you have people yelling at each other over music but it’s because of how their dad treated them,” he recalls with a laugh.

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