FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Nov. 09, 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 affect some of the events listed. AmericanaFest UK (pictured) will proceed in January, in virtual form.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Nov. 09, 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

Canada Council Grants



Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program



Now open

Passport: Music Export Summit




Applications for FACTOR Artist Development grants




Applications for Radio Starmaker Fund




Applications for Ontario Music Investment Fund - OMIF



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Indie Week, virtual version




Mundial Montreal, Montreal, PQ




M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ




AmericanaFest UK - virtual




Music PEI Week




ECMAs, Sydney, NS




CCMA Country Music Week and awards, London, ON



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Jim Herrington

The Black Keys

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The Black Keys Cancel North American Leg of International Players Tour

The rock duo's 31-date arena trek was scheduled to launch in September and included a date at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 11, 2024.

The Black Keys have abruptly canceled their upcoming North American tour.

The 31-date arena trek — which was scheduled to launch Sept. 17 in Tulsa, Okla., and wrap Nov. 12 in Detroit — quietly disappeared from Ticketmaster’s website without explanation on Friday (May 24).

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