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


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  

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2018

MusicNL is seeking a songwriter to send to the Canadian Songwriter Challenege in Charlottetown, PEI May 22-25, 2018. MusicPEI will take 4 PEI artists and pair them with 4 artists from the rest of Canada. MusicNL members in good standing may apply for this program. All travel costs will be covered by MusicPEI. The deadline … Continued

City of St. John’s Hosting ” So you Think You got Talent?” Show

The Youth Talent Show is an annual event hosted by the City of St. John’s, Recreation Division for youth aged 10 to 14 years. This is an opportunity for individuals or groups to display their artistic talents (i.e., singing, dancing, drama, playing in a band, martial arts, poetry reading, etc.) in a supportive and non-judgmental … Continued

City of St. John’s in Need of Instrumentalist(s)

Check out this opportunity! The City of St. John’s is looking for an instrumentalist(s) to play for 1.5 hours at their Retiree Awards. It will take place on February 15th, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. If you’re interested in this gig, please contact Kelly @ 576 – 6153, or at ksimms@stjohns.ca.

CCMA and SiriusXM Canada To Launch Top of the Country Music Competition

This coming Tuesday,  SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with CCMA, a new music competition offering a national platform exclusively for emerging Canadian country artists. Prizes include SOCAN Songwriting Camps, the opportunity to perform at one of Canada’s largest country music festivals, national press coverage and exposure, industry mentorship programs, opening for a major headliner at … Continued

CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

MusicNL Brings You the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest!!!  Country Music Week® 2018, being held this year in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9 is just around the corner – and we want to help you get there. MusicNL is once again running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your … Continued

WINNIPEG STINGRAY YOUNG PERFORMERS APPLICATIONS

Now in its 19th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to once again present the Stingray Young Performers Program. Open to emerging musicians ages 14-24. This training and performance program offers a day of workshops and mentoring with professional musicians hired to perform at this year’s festival. Participants also have the opportunity to perform … Continued

CANADA’S MUSIC INCUBATOR ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

The Artist Entrepreneur Program is specifically designed to help emerging artists and bands from all genres build their businesses and careers. Canada’s Music Incubator’s main focus during the program includes mentoring, networking, and collaboration

CANADA MUSIC INCUBATOR ARTIST MANAGER PROGRAM

The Artist Manager Program is an eight-week professional development program designed to mentor active artist managers and/or self-managed artists in a real world music industry environment. Delivered in collaboration with Coalition Music (Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, USS, Finger Eleven, Justin Nozuka), this program takes a customized hands-on approach to working with artist managers to help build their management businesses and develop the careers of their artists.

NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

The National Music Centre (NMC) is accepting new submissions to its Artist in Residence program at Studio Bell for 2019. Interested applicants can apply at nmc.ca/artists by Monday, November 26, 2018.

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