FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: May 25, 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. The new First Up With RBCx Music performance series (pictured) is now accepting submissions.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: May 25, 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




Applications for FACTOR Artist Development Grants




Applications for FACTOR Juried Sound Recording




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




Applications to showcase at M for Montreal




Applications for First Up With RBCxMusic




Applications for MVP Project



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Americana Music fest and conference, Nashville, TN




Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival




BreakOut West, Winnipeg, MB




CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON




Halifax Pop Explosion 2020, Halifax, NS





M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ




Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE



Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Joey Martinez

Neil Young and Crazy Horse


Neil Young's Love Earth Tour Will Take Him Throughout Canada

The Canadian icon is bringing his Love Earth Tour with Crazy Horse to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Burnaby. He's also added a second date at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, accompanying the release of his new album, FU##IN' UP.

Neil Young is showing some love to Canadian cities on his Love Earth tour. While his original tour announcement featured just one stop in his home country, in Toronto's Budweiser Stage, he's now announced dates in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C., as well as a second show at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, in response to "incredible fan demand."

The original tour was set to kick off in San Diego at the end of April and finish in Chicago in May. These five new dates pick things back up in July, with stops in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Young's hometown of Winnipeg. The tour finishes at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby B.C.

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