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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Nov. 26, 2018

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. The East Coast Music Awards set up shop in Charlottetown next May.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Nov. 26, 2018

By Kerry Doole

Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines

 

Now Open

CIMA Road Gold Certification: Applications now open. This program acknowledges the dedication and drive of Canada's touring artists and bands. It is awarded to those artists who have sold at least 25,000 tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over the course of any 12-month period

 


 

Grants and Funding Deadlines

 

Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program

 


 

27-Nov-18

Video submissions for CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

 


 

21-Dec-18

Showcase applications for JunoFest 2019, London, ON, March 15-16

 


 

7-Jan-18

Showcase applications for CMW, Toronto, ON, May 6-12

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

25-Nov-2-Dec-18

Saskatchewan Music Week and Summit, Regina, SK

 


 

30-Nov-1 -Dec -18

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Calgary, AB

 


 

8-17-March-19

South By Southwest festival and conference, Austin, TX

 


 

6-12 -May-19

Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON

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1-5-May-19

East Coast Music Awards, Charlottetown, PEI

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Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

Allison Russell at an interview with iHeartRadio for Billboard Canada Women in Music on June 19, 2024

Awards

Allison Russell, Charlotte Cardin, DijahSB Shortlisted for 2024 Polaris Music Prize

The Beaches, rapper TOBi, indie experimentalist Cindy Lee, and previous winner Jeremy Dutcher are also amongst the ten artists in contention for the $50,000 prize, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year based solely on artistic merit. See the whole list here.

Some of Canadian music's biggest breakthroughs of the last year are facing off for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

Charlotte Cardin for 99 Nights, The Beaches for Blame My Ex, Allison Russell for The Returner and Cindy Lee for Diamond Jubilee are among the ten artists shortlisted for the 2024 award, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the year.

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