Internal Funding

July 26

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


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 18

SOCAN - Canadian Music Assistance

Generally, this program only funds a small portion of the applicant’s budget. Minimum grant level is $1,000. Historically, the average Canadian Music Assistance grant is $1,500. Applicants with a long track record of successful applications to the SOCAN Foundation’s Canadian Music Assistance program may be invited to enter into a Sponsorship Agreement with the SOCAN Foundation. Historically, the average Sponsorship amount is $5,000. Applicants may receive no more than one (1) application to this program per calendar year.

February 18

SOCAN - Work Commissioning Assistance

Grants are provided to assist individuals, corporations, performers, ensembles, and presenters to commission SOCAN members to create new works in all genres of music. The intent of this program is to reach beyond local, regional, provincial, and federal arts council funding bodies and encourage other members of our community (individuals, organizations or companies) to commission new musical works.

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


Awards and Showcases

May 17


HPX is the Halifax Pop Explosion, an annual festival that presents over 150 artists, comedians and speakers in more than 15 venues across the city.

May 12


For musicians and artists, fans, curators, critics, record labels and industry, POP Montreal is the North American festival that provides a dynamic introduction to the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms.

March 31


The 2019 Northern Touch Music Festival (NTFM) submissions are now open to singers, producers, rappers and DJ's. All selected artists will receive a full conference pass which will include education and meetings with industry from around the globe. 

March 30

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.

Other Opportunities

February 28


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November 15


Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Time: 1PM to 5PM Location: Neal Building, Fourth Floor, 50 Harbour Drive Price: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members Registration: Advance registration is required. Please register here: This workshop will provide a comprehensive look at proposal development specifically focusing on writing formal grant applications. The key components of the workshop will explore … Continued

November 14


Canadian Songwriting Competition’s early bird deadline has been extended to November 14, 2017. This does not affect your member discount codes: MANL1718. This code will be effective until our final deadline of January 31, 2018.   If  members apply by November 14, they will receive both the early bird discount and their member discount.   … Continued

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

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

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

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

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