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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 23, 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. COVID-19 fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed, but the Contact East conference in September (pictured) is still accepting applications.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 23, 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

 


 

18-Mar-20

Applications for BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB

 


 

27-Mar-20

Applications for Contact East 2020

 


 

15-May-20

Applications for Mundial Montreal

 


 

15-May-20

Applications open for MVP Project

 


 

14-May-20

Applications for FACTOR Artist Development program

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

2-5-June-20

Midem conference, Cannes, FR

 


 

8-13-Sep-20

CMW fest and conference, Toronto, ON

 


 

15-20-Sep-20

Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

21-Sep-20

Polaris Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, ON

 


 

30-Sep-Oct-4-20

BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB

 


 

24-27-Sept-20

Contact East 2020, Moncton, NB

 


 

17-20-Nov-20

Mundial Montreal, Montreal, PQ

 


 

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