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Community Presenters Program Guidelines

The Community Presenters Program provides an investment for non-profit organizations or societies committed to providing musical experiences for their communities during Come Home Year 2022. Non-profit organizations or societies can apply for up to $2,500 to help cover the costs associated with hiring musical talent in their community. 

These investments will:

  • encourage people to come back to their community
  • support arts and culture events that had been cancelled due to the pandemic
  • support collaborative projects by non-profits that bring people back to the businesses hardest hit
  • increase community engagement through new partnerships
  • help build an inclusive economy through projects that support underrepresented groups

Applications must be received at the MusicNL office no later than April 29th, 2022 at 11:59pm NST. Late applications will not be considered. 

Funding Amounts:

Applicants may apply for up to 100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $2,500.

How are Decisions Made?
  • An independent jury made up of three (3) industry professionals will adjudicate all applications.
  • Your application form and supporting materials should provide all the information the jury needs to know about you and your project.
  • MusicNL reserves the right to decline or approve any application.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicant must be a non-profit organization or society located in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Musicians being hired must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Event(s) must occur in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Eligible Expenses

*Please note: MusicNL will only cover economy rates for travel costs & accommodations. 

Ineligible Expenses:
  • Office rent and office wages
  • Capital costs (ex: purchase of instruments, equipment, etc.)
  • Any and all expenses not mentioned under eligible expenses
How to Apply:

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, email david@musicnl.ca.

Payment Process:
  • Payment will be issued with 75% advanced and 25% upon completion of final report.
  • MusicNL reserves the right to a period of four weeks (20 business days) in order to process a claim once all appropriate receipts and final report are received.
  • Repayment of a portion or all of the advance payment shall be required if receipts do not exceed the 75% advance payment.
Project Completion:
  • Approved applicants are required to sign a Funding Agreement that outlines terms and conditions of funding.
  • Approved applicants are required to submit a final report within thirty (30) days of the project end date.
  • The final report must include: 
    • A written narrative recapping details of the project including successes and challenges.
    • A detailed financial statement of actual revenues and expenses accompanied by copies of original receipts/invoices with proof of payment (ex: e-transfer confirmation, bank statements, etc.) as supporting documentation. This information must be laid out in spreadsheet format. 
Logos and Acknowledgement:
  • The contribution from the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador and MusicNL MUST be acknowledged on all projects receiving support.
  • Logos of both must be visible on all promotional materials relating to the project.
Project SoundCheck:

Prior to your event, we encourage all organizers to attend one of our Project SoundCheck sessions. Project SoundCheck™ is a sexual harassment and assault prevention initiative. It is a joint creation of the Sexual Assault Network and the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. We want to bring our festivals, venues, and community together to challenge bystander apathy; the tendency to ignore incidents of sexual harassment and assault in large group situations where people feel less responsibility for others, or assume another person will intervene.

MusicNL is partnering with Project Journey to offer members this free training leading up to festival season in our Province so we can prevent sexual violence. Click on one of the links below to register for a session.

April 26 (virtual)
May 13 (in person)


David Shears, Programs Manager
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 1G5
Phone: (709) 754-2574 (ext. 2)