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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: May 20, 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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. Applications for FACTOR's Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording grants (pictured) close on May 28.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: May 20, 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

 


 

Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

15-May-20

Applications open for MVP Project

 


 

21-May-20

Applications for FACTOR Business Development Grants

 


 

28-May-20

Applications for FACTOR Artist Development Grants

 


 

28-May-20

Applications for FACTOR Juried Sound Recording

 


 

03-Jun-20

Applications open for Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund for music documentaries

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

15-20-Sep-20

Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

22-Sep-Oct-4-20

Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

 


 

30-Sep-Oct-4-20

BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB

 


 

1-4-Oct-20

CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON

 


 

21-24-Oct-20

Halifax Pop Explosion 2020, Halifax, NS

 


 

18-21-Nov-20

M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ

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9-10_Apr-2021

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

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Céline Dion Rumoured for Paris Olympics Comeback Performance

The Quebec superstar hasn't performed since before the announcement of her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis in 2022, but she could be singing at the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26.

A Canadian icon may be making her return to the stage this week.

Céline Dion hasn't performed since before she publicly announced her diagnosis with Stiff Person Syndrome in December 2022, but the superstar reportedly planning a comeback performance at the Paris Olympics. Variety reports today (July 23) that Dion is rumoured to be singing during the Opening Ceremony this Friday, July 26.

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