Internal Funding


December 7

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.

FUNDING: MUSICNL MARKET ACCESS

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

FUNDING: MUSICNL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

External Funding


February 15

Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for the Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations (AOPPAO), available to professional not-for-profit arts organizations. Application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 (For annual organizational operations starting on/after April 15, 2019 to April 14, 2020)

January 31

FACTOR: Artist Development / Juried Sound Recording

As of the next Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording deadline on January 31, 2019 - new applicants submitting Applicant Profiles and Artist Profiles for review may do so at any time, including the same day you submit your project application. To do so, complete only the Mandatory Information section of the Artist Profile. You do not need to complete the Additional Information section of the Artist Profile to get the General Artist Rating.

April 6

CANADA COUNCIL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

April 6

CANADA COUNCIL CONCEPT TO REALIZATION PROJECT GRANTS

April 6

CANADA COUNCIL - ARTS ABROAD, TRAVEL, TRANSLATION, PROMOTION, REPRESENTATION & RESIDENCIES

Awards and Showcases


March 15

Submissions Now Open for Contact East 2019

Celebrating its 44th year, Contact East is Atlantic Canada's premier performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference that brings together over 200 presenters, agents, managers and artists from around the world. Full details on Contact East including how to submit can be found here.

February 28

SERFA - 12TH Annual Conference in Chattanooga, TN May 15-19, 2019 Showcases

Official showcases take place in Chattanooga, TN on May 15 - 19, 2019 and and feature artists selected by committee. Each act plays for approximately 15 minutes. Up to eight performers are featured each night. The performances are open to the public. Tickets are $15, and a three-night ticket is $30. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the performance, and do not grant access to any other conference events, including guerrilla showcases.

February 11

Apply to Play: The Great Escape 2019 in Brighton, UK

Applications are now open for the 2019 edition of The Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK. The call out is open to all artists including bands, singer-songwriters, DJs, collectives, duos at more.

February 3

Apply to Play: Launch Music Conference and Festival in Lancaster, PA

Featuring a schedule packed full of Panels, Seminars, Parties, Events and Performances, the Conference portion of LAUNCH provides a unique opportunity for artists, music industry professionals and fans to meet, network and further their careers from the up-and-coming artist to the seasoned music industry veteran.

January 31

CIMA Entrepreneur Award and Marketing Award Submissions

CIMA’s Celebration and Awards Gala is our annual party to give props to those who innovatively create, support and strengthen Canada’s independent music industry. In 2019, we’re ready to honour the next set of passionate pros, pulling from all branches and levels of the biz. We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Marketing Award category!

Other Opportunities


April 28

CCMA SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCE CONTEST

MusicNL is running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside Canada's brightest country music stars and most cherished legends during the Canadian country music industry's largest annual event.

MusicNL Open Mic Night @ the ship pub

MusicNL and the legendary Ship Pub have gotten together to host a weekly open mic where anyone of any style can come and share their music. Whether you are a first time performer wondering how to break into the scene or a seasoned vet just looking to test out and workshop a new tune, this is the stage for you!

ECMA Conference in Saint John, New Brunswick

The 2017 ECMAs – Industry Conference powered by Marcato Our Music Means Business. The 2017 ECMAs Industry Conference is the premiere destination for all Atlantic Canadian artists and industry professionals. It is a place for artists and members to connect with international guest delegates and educators, offer mentorship and be mentored by peers and industry experts, and … Continued

MUSIC VIDEO INCUBATOR: A PARTNERSHIP PROJECT OF THE NICKEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AND MUSICNL

UPLOAD APPLICATION HERE CALL FOR PARTICIPATION MAY/JUNE 2017 The Nickel & MusicNL Music Video Incubator is an exciting new project to help local artists create high quality music videos. Evolving out of the 48 HR Challenge, this incubator encourages networking across disciplines, and fosters the development and talent of filmmakers in our province while also … Continued

Open Mic @ The Ship

Every Monday night, MusicNL presents a weekly open mic night at The Ship Pub (265 Duckworth Street)   Every week, one of our members will kick off the night with a couple songs, then open up the stage to anyone who wants to get up and play a tune (or two or three!).   It’s a … Continued

Call for Expressions of Interest: MusicNL Awards Producer/Director

Each year, Music Newfoundland & Labrador (MusicNL) presents an Awards Show as part of our annual Music Week & Conference. The Awards Show features live performances from several artists/groups and Awards are presented.   Producer/Director: MusicNL is seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals to produce and direct the 2017 MusicNL Awards Show which will … 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

MELANIE O’BRIEN VOCAL INSTRUCTION PRESENTS CAFE NIGHT: A YOUTH PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP!

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

STATOIL ARTSSMARTS SCHOLARSHIP

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

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR YOUTH ARTISTS ON THE NEIL MURRAY 2018 NL FOLK FEST STAGE!

Are you under the age of 18? Do you want to perform on the Neil Murray Stage at the Folk Festival this year? It’s a fabulous opportunity to gain experience in being on stage, and being part of a wonderful festival!   Apply HERE  

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