FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, March 1, 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 to play the Canadian Music Week virtual festival (pictured) in May are now open.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, March 1, 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




Applications to perform at Canadian Music Week



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



South by Southwest festival and conference. Virtual




Canadian Folk Music Awards. Virtual




ECMAs, Sydney, NS




Canadian Music Week festival and conference. Virtual




North by Northeast, Toronto, ON




CCMA Country Music Week, London, ON




Americana festival, Nashville, TN




Contact East, Moncton, NB




Mundial Montreal



Armand Larrivée Monroe
Antonio Pierre de Almeida, Centre d’histoire de Montréal

Armand Larrivée Monroe


Montreal Nightlife and Drag Icon Armand Larrivée Monroe Dies At 88

Famously known as La Monroe, the veteran drag queen was known as a revolutionary in the city’s nightlife scene, dating back to the late '50s.

Trailblazer in the Montreal nightlife and drag scene, Armand Larrivée Monroe, has died at 88. Known as a queer pioneer, Monroe made his debut in 1958 at the Tropical Room, a lounge of the Downbeat Club.

Monroe was one of 13 children and grew up in Saint-Henri in Montreal, he moved to the city at 18.

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