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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: June 15, 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. The applications deadline for the next round of FACTOR (pictured) Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording Programs is Oct. 15.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: June 15, 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

 


 

Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

Now open

Applications for Allan Slaight Juno Master Class

 


 

15-Jun-20

Applications for MVP Project

 


 

18-Jun-20

Applications open for OMIF - Music Industry Initiatives

 


 

31-Jul-20

Nominations for Canadian Folk Music Awards

 


 

29-Jul-20

Applications for Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund for music docs

 


 

01-Sep-20

Applications for FACTOR Showcase Production

 


 

15-Oct-20

Applications for FACTOR Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording Programs

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

15-20-Sep-20

Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

22-Sep-Oct-4-20

Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

 


 

30-Sep-Oct-4-20

BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB

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1-4-Oct-20

CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON

 


 

21-24-Oct-20

Halifax Pop Explosion 2020, Halifax, NS

 


 

18-21-Nov-20

M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ

 


 

9-10_Apr-2021

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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