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


October 17

FUNDING - FACTOR ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

October 17

FUNDING - FACTOR JURIED SOUND RECORDING PROGRAM

September 15

FUNDING - ARTSNL PROFESSIONAL PROJECT GRANTS PROGRAM

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.

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


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

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!

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

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

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