Deadlines & Opportunities

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Manitoba Music Opportunities

Youth Mentorship Program - Intro to the Music Biz (ages 16-19) 

Market Access Fund | Deadlines: Feb 10

New Music Night l Deadline: Ongoing

BPM | Black Professionals in Music | Deadline: Ongoing

BPM Guest Curators | Deadline: Ongoing

Madwewetoon Guest Curators | 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)

Volunteers | Deadline: Ongoing

Calls for Submissions & Other Opportunities 

Women in Music Canada Honours | Deadline: Jan 16

Women in Music Canada Directory | Deadline: Ongoing

The Good Will Call for Creators | Deadline: Ongoing

Showcase Opportunities

Global Toronto | Deadline: Dec 9

JUNOfest | Deadline: Dec 22

The Great Escape Festival | Deadline: Feb 23

NXNE | Deadline: TBA

Performance Opportunities

Cluster Festival
Deadline: Dec 15

Sled Island
Deadline: Feb 10

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
Deadline: Feb 28

Music On Marion
Details: New event at The Marion Hotel for original artists of all genres every Thursday with two original bands on each bill. Paid opportunity. Recent major upgrades to sound, equipment, and stage. 
Deadline: Ongoing

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

Grants & Funding 

Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund
Community Celebrations | Deadlines: Dec 15, March 15, June 15

Canada Council for the Arts
Arts Across Canada: Translation | Deadline: Jan 11
Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples > Short Term Projects | Deadlines: March 15
>>> More CCA cut-off and deadline details

Artist Development | Deadlines: Feb 2
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   

Manitoba Arts Council
Recognize – Prizes (Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction) | Deadline: Dec 15
Learn – Residencies (Riding Mountain Artist Residency) | Deadline: Jan 15
Learn - Travel/Professional Development | Deadline: Jan 25
Support – Operate | Deadline: Jan 25
Share - Artists in Communities | Deadline: Jan 30
Create | Deadline: Feb 15
Share – Present | Deadline: Feb 25
Share – Tour | Deadline: April 1


Manitoba Music
Market Access Fund | Deadlines: Feb 10

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  

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