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




Applications for BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB




Applications for Contact East 2020




Applications for Mundial Montreal




Applications open for MVP Project




Applications for FACTOR Artist Development program



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Midem conference, Cannes, FR




CMW fest and conference, Toronto, ON




Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN




Polaris Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, ON




BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB




Contact East 2020, Moncton, NB




Mundial Montreal, Montreal, PQ



Billboard Editorial Director Hannah Karp at CMW 2024
Grant W. Martin Photography Courtesy Canadian Music Week

Billboard Editorial Director Hannah Karp at CMW 2024


The Best Advice from Billboard's Pitching to Media Panel at Canadian Music Week 2024

Billboard Editorial Director Hannah Karp moderated a panel that that included Billboard Canada editor Richard Trapunski, Red Umbrella P.R. owner Charlotte Thompson and Pure Country Radio Director Dayna Bourgoin. This was their best advice for upstart musicians and publicists looking for coverage.

Billboard hosted a panel on pitching to media at Canadian Music Week 2024.

The panel was moderated by Billboard’s Editorial Director Hannah Karp and featured members of multiple sides of the industry coin, including Red Umbrella P.R.’s Owner and President Charlotte Thompson, Pure Country Radio’s National Music Director Dayna Bourgoin and Billboard Canada editor Richard Trapunski.

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