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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 16, 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. The very important Folk Alliance conference heads to The Big Easy (pictured).

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 16, 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

 


 

17-Oct-19

Applications for FACTOR Artist Dev, Juried Sound Recording Programs

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

26-29-Sept-19

Contact East, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

2-6 -Oct-19

Breakout west, Whitehorse, YK

 


 

24-25-Oct-19

Halifax Pop Explosion Conference, Halifax, NS

 


 

7-10-Nov-19

Nova Scotia Music Week, Truro, NS

 


 

22-26-Jan-20

Folk Alliance, New Orleans, LA

 


 

5-9 Feb-20

Music PEI Week, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

9-15-Mar-20 J

Juno Week, Saskatoon, SK

 


 

29-April-5-May-20

ECMA Awards fest and conference, St. John's, NL

 


 

6-12-May-20

CMW festival and conference, Toronto, ON

 


 

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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award
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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award

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Allison Russell Named Billboard Canada Women In Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year

The Nashville-based musician from Montreal has been having a huge year, including her first Grammy and her first Hot 100 appearance. Accepting the award on June 19 at the iHeartRadio Canada studio, she talked about her LGBTQ+ advocacy work and the importance of playing with underrepresented musicians.

It was a special Juneteenth for Allison Russell.

Not only did she serve as the special Toronto opener for Sarah McLachlan on the Canadian icon’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th anniversary tour, but she earned another big honour: Billboard Canada Women In Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

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