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




Applications for MVP Project




Applications open for OMIF - Music Industry Initiatives




Nominations for Canadian Folk Music Awards




Applications for Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund for music docs




Applications for FACTOR Showcase Production




Applications for FACTOR Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording Programs



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN




Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival




BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB





CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON




Halifax Pop Explosion 2020, Halifax, NS




M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ




Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE



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Jade Eagleson


Canadian Country Music Association Awards 2024 Nominations: Jade Eagleson, Mackenzie Porter Lead The Pack

The two platinum-selling singer/songwriters have scored six nominations each for the CCMA Awards, with The Reklaws and Josh Ross hot on their heels. The biggest night in Canadian country takes place on Sept. 14 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Today (July 18), the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced the official nominees for the 2024 CCMA Awards. Topping the list of contenders with six nods apiece are Jade Eagleson and MacKenzie Porter, the latter of whom will co-host the awards show alongside American country star Thomas Rhett.

Hot on their heels with five nominations apiece are The Reklaws and Josh Ross, while High Valley, Owen Riegling and Dallas Smith are each cited in four categories. Other notable Canadian artists making the list include Dean Brody, Steven Lee Olsen, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes and Lindsay Ell.

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