FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 19, 2018

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 for a career boost? Check our calendar and get into the groove. There is a deadline approaching for applications to join a mission to The Great Escape.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 19, 2018

By Kerry Doole

Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines


Now Open

CIMA Road Gold Certification: Applications now open. This program acknowledges the dedication and drive of Canada's touring artists and bands. It is awarded to those artists who have sold at least 25,000 tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over the course of any 12-month period



Grants and Funding Deadlines


Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program




Ontario Music Fund, Company Development




FACTOR Artist Development Grant



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Showcase Applications for Americanafest in Nashville, Sept. 11-16




Juno Week, Vancouver, BC




Application for Music Export Canada mission to The Great Escape




ASCAP I Create Music Exp, Los Angeles, CA




Canadian Music Week, Toronto




Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK





MIDEM Conference, Cannes, France




North by Northeast Festival, Toronto, ON




Showcase PEI, Charlottetown, PEI




BreakOut West, Kelowna, BC




Indie Week, Toronto, ON



Old Crow Medicine Show
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Old Crow Medicine Show


Mariposa Folk Festival Widens Its Scope with 2024 Lineup

Created in 1961, the long-running Canadian folk/roots festival will present Old Crow Medicine Show, Bruce Cockburn, Band of Horses, Noah Cyrus, William Prince, Maestro Fresh Wes and more for this year's edition.

Canada's longest-lived and most arguably important folk music festival, the Mariposa Folk Festival, has announced its 2024 lineup. The event runs July 5 to 7 at Tudhope Park in Orillia, the Ontario town that first hosted the fest back in 1961.

It's a compelling and stylistically diverse lineup, headed by Old Crow Medicine Show, Bruce Cockburn, Bahamas, Band of Horses, Noah Cyrus, William Prince and Maestro Fresh Wes. That grouping includes both Canadian and American acts, and showcases a diversity of genres, with hip-hop, world music, classic rock, and pop-rock artists billed alongside more conventional folk/roots singer/songwriters. It also includes names like Amigo The Devil, Donovan Woods, Dwayne Gretzky and Jesse Cook.

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