Internal Funding


This funding program is designed to provide assistance to members to improve creative skills, to gain greater knowledge of the music industry and to conduct business that seeks to promote and market MusicNL members outside the province

December 8

FUNDING: Artist Development

This funding supports artists in all stages of project development from creation to marketing. Diverse artists and genres in demos, EP's, full-length sound recordings, marketing and promotion materials are eligible.


This touring funding is designed to assist export-ready, independent artist development outside of the province; to increase awareness locally, nationally and internationally of provincially produced music as an art form and as a viable industry

External Funding

January 25

FACTOR: Artist Development /Juried Sound Recording


The SOCAN Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of

August 1


MuchFACT considers applications requesting co-financing for music videos and music related content six times a year. Applications are judged by a committee, and successful applicants receive non-recoupable award

August 1


The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal, arm's-length Crown corporation created by an Act of Parliament in 1957 (Canada Council for the Arts Act) "to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts." The Canada Council offers a broad range of

August 1


The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) supports a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports these artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

Awards and Showcases

Other Opportunities

August 8

Call for Interest on the Reuse of Immaculate Conception Church, Harbour Grace

      Call for Expressions of Interest on the Adaptive Reuse of Immaculate Conception Church, Harbour Grace         The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Falls is seeking Calls for Expressions of Interest on the adaptive reuse of the former Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Harbour Grace.  Opened in 1892, this large stone … Continued

August 4

2017 MusicNL Award Show Production Request for Proposals

  To Whom It May Concern, MusicNL is seeking the services of a production company for their 2017 Award Show to be held Sunday, October 15th at the new St. John’s Convention Centre. Load-in and set-up will commence 8:00 am on Saturday, October 14th and continue throughout that day and night until completion (including back … Continued

July 27

Statoil MusicNL NewFound Talent Contest 2017

  STATOIL & MUSICNL SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH TALENT With the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest            St. John’s, NL, Canada – July 13, 2017:  Statoil and MusicNL are proud to present the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest at the 41st Annual Folk Festival in Bannerman Park for the fourth consecutive … Continued


Statoil ArtsSmarts scholarship returns for a third year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 (St. John’s, NL) – Statoil has renewed its partnership with ArtsNL in support of the ArtsSmarts grant program and will award the Statoil ArtsSmarts Scholarship for a third year. The scholarship was established as part of Statoil’s ongoing commitment to arts … Continued


Are you ready to perfect your stage presence? Learn how to perform your favorite pop/rock/country or original music, chat to your audience and use a microphone and equipment all with the confidence of a pro! Spend three days with Melanie O’Brien and your peers. You will learn how to critique each other and work on group numbers with Melanie coaching … Continued

June 30

Applications now open for Australian Music Week 2017!

      The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), and BreakOut West Present: Canadian Blast @ Australian Music Week – Music Export Canada. APPLY HERE ECMA, CIMA, and BreakOut West are excited to partner with Australian Music Week to give the opportunity for six artists (two from each Association) to perform at Australian Music Week festival and … Continued

July 4

Apply now for the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class!

Co-developed by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music, the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class helps emerging artists hone their craft and gives them the tools they need to take their music career to the next level. APPLY HERE DEADLINE is JULY 4/17! In order to apply to the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program, please prepare the following information … Continued

June 30


Happy 25th Anniversary MusicNL!  In preparation for MusicNL Week 2017, we are looking for your expertise. JUROR FORM   Past Jurors: The staff and Board of Directors of MusicNL are calling on all jurors who have worked with us in the past on awards and showcase review. We need your eye for detail, and ear for originality, … Continued

June 30

MusicNL Week 2017 Awards Submissions

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR AN INDUSTRY AWARD CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A MUSIC AWARD CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A SHOWCASE 2017 MUSICNL AWARDS: MEMBERS SUBMISSION GUIDE Submissions open on May 15, 2017 For submission questions, please contact (709) 754-2574. For membership inquiries, please email For any other concerns or comments regarding … Continued

Coming Soon: MusicNL Presents the NewFound Talent Contest: 41st Annual NL Folk Festival Edition!

Stay tuned! We’ll soon be announcing this year’s Folk Festival Edition of the NewFound Talent Contest!   The NewFound Talent Contest is an opportunity for young musicians aged under 19 to gain performance experience and compete for a chance to win a prize bundle aimed at kickstarting their musical career. Participants perform before judges who … Continued