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.

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 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

CANADA COUNCIL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Awards and Showcases


May 17

SHOWCASE: HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION SUBMISSIONS

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

SHOWCASE: POP MONTREAL

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

NORTHERN TOUCH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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