Deadlines & Opportunities

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Manitoba Music Opportunities

Call for Participants: Manitoba Film & Music Grant Writing Incubator | Deadline: Dec 2 at 12PM CT

Showcase Opportunity: Ignite BreakOut West | Deadline: Dec 2 at 11:59PM CT

Possibilité de vitrine : Ignite BreakOut West | Date limite : le jeudi 2 décembre 2021 à 23 h 59 HNC

Call for Submissions: Demo Listening Session for Indigenous Music | Deadline: Dec 6 at 10AM CT

Call for Hosts: Open Mic Night | Deadline: Dec 9 at 4PM CT

Holiday Playlist on Spotify | Deadline: Dec 16 at 4PM CT

New Music Night l Deadline: Ongoing

Madwewetoon Guest Curators | Deadline: Ongoing

MONITOR MIX Peer Mentor Groups 2021 | Deadline: Ongoing 

Manitoba Music Spotlight Series | Deadline: Ongoing

Manitoba Music Song of the Week | Deadline: Ongoing (Updated Thursdays)

Manitoba Music Spotify Playlist | Deadline: Ongoing (Updated Fridays)

Market Access Fund | Deadline: Rolling deadlines 

Calls for Submissions & Other Opportunities                                       

sākihiwē festival Paris | Deadline: Dec 2  

Henhouse Express Junior (Songwriters Under 20)
Deadline: Dec 30

Showcase Opportunities

Global Toronto 2022 | Deadline: Dec 16

Tallinn Music Week | Deadline: Dec 19

The Great Escape | Deadline: Feb 13

Performance Opportunities

St. Norbert Arts Centre
Details: Looking for buskers for Community Sunday performances (Sundays, 2-4PM), including aspiring singers and musicians. Artists receive honorarium and audience donations. 
Deadline: Ongoing

New Music Night l Deadline: Ongoing

CIMA | Deadline: Ongoing


TD Indigenous Songwriter Award | Deadline: Dec 6

SiriusXM Black Canadian Music Awards | Deadline: Dec 6

Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction | Deadline: Dec 15

Industry Surveys

Manitoba Digital Portal for Artists Survey
By: Creative Manitoba

Closing the Gap: Impact and Representation of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC) Live Music Workers in Canada
By: Canadian Live Music Association

Diversity & Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry Survey
By: Music Canada and the Diversity Institute

Grants & Funding

Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Canadian Heritage)
Recovery Funding for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations | Deadline: Dec 6

Canada Council for the Arts

Explore and Create
Professional Development for Artists | Cut-off: Oct 20, Feb 2

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
Travel | Cut-off: Any time before departure date
Small-Scale Activities | Deadline:  Any time before start date of project/activity
Short-Term Projects | Deadline: Dec 8, March 16
Indigenous Organizations | Deadline: Oct 6

Supporting Artistic Practice
Professional Development for Arts Professionals | Cut-off: Oct 13, Jan 29
Sector Innovation and Development - Project Grants | Deadline: Nov 10

Arts Across Canada
Travel | Deadline: Any time before departure date
Representation and Promotion | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Translation | Deadline: Oct 20, Jan 12
Circulation and Touring | Cut-off: Dec 8
Foreign Artists Tours | Deadline: Dec 8

Arts Abroad
Travel | Deadline: Any time before departure date
Representation and Promotion | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Translation | Deadline: Oct 20, Jan 12
Circulation and Touring | Cut-off: Dec 8
Residencies | Cut-off: Dec 8
Co-Productions | Deadline: Dec 8

Support Live Concerts  l Deadline: Oct 21
Juried Sound Recording | Deadlines: Dec 2
Artist Development | Deadlines: Feb 3
Live Performance | Rolling deadlines, at least one day before the start of the trip
Sponsorship | Applications must be submitted at the latest three months prior to the start date of the proposed event/project   

Folk Alliance International
The Village Fund | Deadline: Nov 30                                            

Manitoba Arts Council
Learn - Residencies | Deadline: Nov 1
Support - Operate | Deadline: Nov 15
Recognize - Competitions | Deadline: Nov 15 

Manitoba Film & Music 
Music Recording Production Fund | Deadlines: Jan 20
Music Recording Production Fund for Out-Of-Province Artists | Deadlines: Jan 20
Recording Artist Touring and Online Concert Support Program | Deadline: Rolling deadlines
Record Product Marketing Fund | Deadline: Rolling deadlines
Music and Viral Video Program | Deadline: Rolling deadlines

Manitoba Music
Market Access Fund | Deadline: Rolling deadlines 

Commercialisation Internationale | Un mois avant le début des activités
Démarchage | 10 jours ouvrables avant le départ
Développement des marchés internationaux | 6 semaines avant l’événement  

Retrain Manitoba 
Deadline: March 31

Get Set. Get Paid. (Online Concert Royalties) | Deadline: ongoing

SOCAN Foundation
Relief Fund | Deadline: Ongoing
Professional Development Assistance Program | Deadline: ongoing
Travel Assistance Program | Deadline: Ongoing

Job & Volunteer Postings  

Position: Office Administrator
Deadline: Dec 2


Winnipeg Folk Festival
Position: Manager of Finance and Administration
Deadline: Dec 3

Side Door Access
Position: Show Support (Contract Position)

West End Cultural Centre
Position: Event Production/Live Music Arts Admin

West End Cultural Centre
Position: Digital Marketing/Conference Coordinator

Current Festival
Position: Marketing & Communications Director

Jazz Winnipeg
Position: Volunteer

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Position: Education and Outreach Manager
Deadline: Until position is filled

Contests & Competitions Giveaway Competition | Deadline: Ongoing