FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 25, 2019

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. CIMA is accepting applications to showcase at Reeperbahn 2019 (pictured)

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 25, 2019

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 a12-month period.



Grants and Funding Deadlines


Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program




Applications for Music BC Travel Grants




Applications for Ontario Music Fund Company Development




Applications for Ontario Music Fund Music Futures




Applications for FACTOR Artist Development, Juried Sound Recording programs




Applications to showcase at Canada House, Reeperbahn 2019, Hamburg, Sept. 18-21



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON




East Coast Music Awards, Charlottetown, PEI




MIDEM, Cannes




North by Northeast festival and conference, Toronto, ON




iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, iceland




indie Week, Toronto, ON



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Tanya Tagaq Plays a Pivotal Role in 'True Detective' Season Finale

The Inuk artist provides vocals for the HBO series' soundtrack, and her song "Submerged" scores a pivotal moment in the season finale on which she appears as an actress.

The new season of True Detective wrapped up this weekend, and timed with the tense final episode, HBO also released the show's gripping soundtrack. Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq, one of the most celebrated contemporary musicians in Canada, contributed to seven songs on the soundtrack as well as making appearances in the show herself.

Subtitled Night Country, the fourth season of the HBO detective show takes place in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska. It stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, two police officers trying to figure out how the recent bizarre deaths of six scientists are linked to the murder of Iñupiaq activist Annie Kowtok. Through its mystery framing, the show explores themes like colonial violence, environmental destruction, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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