FYI Calendar Of 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

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

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


Grants and Funding Deadlines:

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

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

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

-- 15 September: Music Nova Scotia,  Export Development Program: Info here 

-- 29 September: Manitoba Film & Music: Music Recording Production Fund For Out-Of-Province Artists: Info here

-- 1 October: Canada Council Music: Production Grants. Apply here 

-- 3 October: Toronto Arts Council’s Music Creation & Audio Recording program. Apply here

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

-- 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 here 

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

-- 30 November: Creative BC: Deadline for applications for the BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Pilot Program. Here


Other conferences and business opportunities

-- 10-11 September:  Canadian Urban Television (CUT) presents its second annual CUT CONNEX conference at 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW in Edmonton. Focused on urban music, it will include live performances, the CUT Hip-Hop Awards, a dance battle, an art battle, and workshops on subjects from beat production to grant writing. Info here

-- -16 September: CIMA Business Mission To NYC. Apply here

-- 30 September: Deadline for submitting for The Whistler Film Festival Music Showcase (Nov. 30-Dec. 4). Applicants must be current members of Music BC. Apply here

-- 18-22 April 2017: The recently announced dates for the 35th instalment of Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Applications to perform can now be submitted here



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