FYI Calendar Of Festival And Funding Deadlines

In this regular feature in FYI, we keep you apprised of all the deadlines you need to know about for applications for various music festivals and conferences as well as grants and funding opportunities. We trust you’ll find this of value.

Festivals and conference submission deadlines:

- 19 August: Deadline for Canadian bands seeking to showcase at Australian Music Week (Nov. 2-4). Apply here 

-- 9 September: Closing date for early bird applications for SXSW 2017

-- 3 October: Deadline for applications to showcase at Folk Alliance 2017


Grants, Funding and Contest Deadlines:

25 August. (5pm EDT): Radio Starmaker Fund. Deadline for the submission of applications. The Board of Directors will meet in September to make final decisions regarding funding for this quarterly round.

-- 31 August: FACTOR. The semi-annual Artist or company profile reviews take place on this date. Annual review: Tuesday February 28, 2017.

- 31 August: Entries for Bull’s Eye Indigenous music talent search created by imagineNATIVE Festival and Slaight Music. Go to

-- 10 September: Canada Council. Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development

-- 15 September: Canada Council, Music: Commissioning of Canadian Compositions

-- 15 September: Canada Council. Music: Travel Grants 

-- 1 October: Canada Council Music: Production Grants

-- 4 October  (by 5 p.m.) - Ontario Music Fund -OMF Music Futures Stream- For eligible Domestic Booking Agents and Music Promoters/Presenters 

-- OMF Music Industry Development Stream: Rolling Deadline: Application evaluations occur throughout the year, through to October 28, 2016. 

-- 4 October (by 5 p.m.): OMF Live Music Stream 2016-17. Applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal. Go to

-- 1 November: Canada Council: Deadline for Grants to Professional Musicians - Individuals



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