FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines

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

Festivals and conference submission deadlines

-- 17 February: Deadline for artist applications for The Great Escape festival in Brighton, England from May 18-20. Apply here 

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

Grants and Funding Deadlines

-- 1 December: FACTOR Collective Initiatives – Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists – (for events occurring between Jan 1 2017 to Mar 31 2017). Apply here

-- 1 December: FACTOR Sponsorship –(for events occurring between Jan 1 2017 to Mar 31 2017). Apply here

-- 31 January: Canada Council Aboriginal Peoples Music: Travel Grants. This program assists Aboriginal musicians and music groups in travelling to contracted engagements that are important to their artistic and career development, taking place within Canada or internationally. Here

-- 31 January: Canada Council Music Travel Grants. This program assists Canadian individual music professionals, groups or small ensembles in travelling on occasions important to their artistic and career development. Info here

-- 24 February: Music BC Travel Grants. Here

Other conferences and business opportunities

-- 1 December: Juno Awards submissions for International Album of the Year and Album of the Year open. Info here

-- 1 December: Final deadline for voting for Maple Blues Award nominees. The Awards will be held in Toronto at Koerner Hall, 23 January. Vote here

-- 1-3 December: The Whistler Film Festival in association with Music BC presents up to 10 artists from BC to perform in WFF’s Music Showcase. Info here

-- 1-3 December: Canadian Folk Music Awards, Toronto. Info here

--  2 December: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival Discovery Series Special Projects. The initiative provides successful applicants with marketing and public relations support, including a bursary. Info here

-- 5-7 December: X Live, Las Vegas. Info here

-- 5-7 December Digiday Brand Summit, Park City UT. Info here 

-- 6-7 December: Digital Summit, Dallas, TX. Info here

-- 8 December: Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are producing a second edition of the Market Builder Residency for Indigenous Artists and Industry (Market Builder). The project will provide up to 11 export-ready artists and mid-career industry professionals (managers, agents, publicists, publishers, or label representatives) from across Canada with a week of networking and development opportunities in Toronto. Info here

-- 9 January: Local artist applications to perform at the 2017 Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, June 23-July 2 in Saskatoon. Apply here

-- 1-2 February: Digital Entertainment World (DEW) – Marina del Rey Marriott, LA. Register here

-- 16 February: Submissions deadline for The 2017 Indigenous Music Awards, to be presented on Friday, May 19th in Winnipeg. Submit here 

--  1 March: Harvard Broadcasting Exposure Travel Grant: For Alberta artists and industry members. Assists with travel/accommodation costs for Tours and Showcases/ Conferences, Domestic and International. Apply here

-- 6 March: Startup Launch Pad - a pitch competition for music industry startups. The competition will take place on April 19 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, part of Canadian Music Week. Submit here



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