The deadline for submissions for the fourth annual Allan Slaight Juno Master Class is June 25. The artist development program will provide three emerging Canadian artists with a suite of tools necessary to enhance their careers.
The Master Class includes a week-long customized artist development program co-developed with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music in Toronto, followed by a music industry showcase. The three winners also receive a trip to the 2019 Juno Awards in London, ON that is to include a gig during JunoFest; a documentary series chronicling their journey, to stream on JunoTV; studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios, and a $5K advertising budget.
There are no fees associated with submissions; however, applications require a CARAS Academy Delegate endorsement. Apply at Junomasterclass.ca by June 25, 2018
Submissions are narrowed down to a group of 10 artists by a jury of music notables with finalists announced on August 14. Three winners will then be determined by a Super Jury that will include Juno Award winners who will be announced later this year.
This year, winners will also be joined by Aquakultre, the 2018 winner of CBC Music's Searchlight competition.
Allan Slaight is a maverick media mogul, philanthropist and renowned magician. Starting his professional career as a show host at CHAB AM Moose Jaw, Slaight rose to become the President of Global Television, president of Slaight Communications, and the president and CEO of Standard Broadcasting Corporation, Canada's largest privately owned multi-media company. He is currently Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Slaight Communications and an active philanthropist serving as founder of the Slaight Family Foundation.
An inductee into the Broadcast Hall of Fame (1997), the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Ryerson Polytechnic University (2000), appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (2001), the recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award (2005) for his contribution to the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, Slaight Sr. has also maintained a lifelong interest in conjuring.