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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: January 25, 2021

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 pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. Applications for the next round of the Radio Starmaker Fund (pictured) are now open until Feb. 11.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: January 25, 2021

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

Passport: Music Export Summit

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Comprehensive Artist program

 


 

Now open

Applications for Canada's Music Incubator core programs

 


 

11-Feb-21

Applications for Radio Starmaker Fund

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

1-7-Feb-21

Music NL Awards and Conference

 


 

16-20-Feb-21

ScreenxScreen virtual conference

 


 

20-22-Feb-21

Shift Change festival and conference, Halifax, NS

 


 

16-20-Mar-21

South by Southwest festival and conference. Virtual

 


 

5-9-May-21

ECMAs, Sydney, NS

 


 

17-21-May-21

Canadian Music Week festival and conference. Virtual

 


 

14-18-Jun-21

Global Toronto conference and showcases online

 


 

6-12-Sept-21

CCMA Country Music Week, London, ON

 


 

21-26-Sept-21

Americana festival, Nashville, TN

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23-26-Sept-21

Contact East, Moncton, NB

 


 

16-19-Nov-21

Mundial Montreal

 


 

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