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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: July 27, 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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. Applications for the OMIF Music Industry Initiatives program administered by Ontario Creates (pictured) close on Oct. 29.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: July 27, 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

Canada Council Grants

 


 

Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

29-Jul-20

Applications for Creative Saskatchewan Market & Export Development Grant

 


 

31-Jul-20

Nominations for Canadian Folk Music Awards

 


 

31-Jul-20

Applications for MusicNL Artist Development Program

 


 

04-Aug-20

Applications for Ontario Creates Business Intelligence Program

 


 

05-Aug-20

Applications for Covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund

 


 

15-Aug-20

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Relief Fund

 


 

20-Aug-20

Applications for Radio Starmaker

 


 

23-Aug-20

Applications for Walk of Fame Emerging Musician Program

 


 

01-Sep-20

Applications for FACTOR Showcase Production

 


 

29-Oct-20

Applications for OMIF Music Industry Initiatives

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

16-19-Sep-20

Reeperbahn Festival and Conference, Hamburg, Germany

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25-26-Sep-20

Contact(less) East digital conference

 


 

25-Sep-Oct-9

BreakOut West, online version

 


 

1-4-Oct-20

CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON

 


 

21-24-Oct-20

Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS - online version

 


 

18-21-Nov-20

M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ

 


 

9-10_Apr-2021

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

11-20-Jun-2021

NXNE Music and Gaming Festival, Toronto, ON

 


 

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