Deadlines & Opportunities

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Manitoba Music Opportunities

Canada House At AmericanaFest 2024 | Deadline: May 3

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

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

Volunteers | Deadline: Ongoing

Performance Opportunities

Rainbow Trout Music Festival l Deadline: Feb 20

Canada Day London in Trafalgar Square | Deadline: Feb 21

Summer Winds Music Festival | Deadline: Feb 29

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival | Deadline: May 1

GentleFest | Deadline: TBA

Bring Your Love Festival | Deadline: TBA

Salamander Summer Music Festival
Now booking artists for second annual festival at Brandon's Rideau Park, July 19 – 21, 2024. 
Live music programming including DJs, local bands, university artists, performance troupes, and more. Sending bios and samples to
Deadline: Ongoing

Performers for Seniors Housing Complex
Details: Looking for musicians (solo, duo, trio) in a variety of genres. Monthly afternoon performances (usually third Monday). Paid performance. Must be able to work with seniors. Contact: Shona McCormick, 204.837.2305 /
Deadline: Ongoing

Details: Looking for singers to produce, distribute, and promote shows of soloists, duos, and trios for specific residential and corporate clients. Contact Carlos Ecos at, 431-451-6945
Deadline: Ongoing

Harrisons Coffee at The Forks
Deadlines: Paid gigs, for more info contact
Dates & Times: Saturdays and Sundays in November and December, 2-4:30 PM
Deadline: Ongoing

Calls for Submissions & Other Opportunities 

Industry Mission to Tallinn Music Week l Deadline: Feb 16 

Canadian Song Conference & Songwriter Challenge | Deadline: Feb 22

Women in the Studio National Accelerator | Deadline: Feb 27

LA LENTILLE - Tremplin pour jeunes artistes | Clôture ses inscriptions : 29 Février 

Western Canadian Music Awards Juror | Deadline: March 5

Keychange - Canadian Talent Development Programme | Deadline: March 7

CBC New Indigenous Voices | Deadline: March 18

Winnipeg Folk Festival Young Performers Program (under the ‘Programs’ section) | Deadline: April 15

Banff Centre Performance Arts Programs: Classical Indigenous Music | Deadline: April 24

The Port Authority Music Export Academy | Deadline: May 29 (Early Acceptance) / July 31 (Final)

Songwriters Association of Canada Pro Songwriting Camp l Deadline: Unknown

Women in Music Canada Directory | Deadline: Ongoing

Showcase Opportunities

The Great Escape Festival l Deadline: Feb 16

Mundial Montréal | Deadline: March 1

Folk Music Ontario Conference | Deadline: March 13

Manitoba Showcase 2024 | Deadline: April 1

POP Montreal l Deadline: April 13

Canada House at Reeperbahn | Deadline: May 31


Western Canadian Music Awards | Deadlines: Feb 27 (Early Bird) / March 22 (Final)

Manitoba Loud Music Awards | Deadline: March 15

Grants & Funding 

Canada Council for the Arts  
Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
Travel | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Small-Scale Activities | Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project/activity
Short-Term Projects | Deadlines: March 20

Arts Across Canada
Travel | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Representation and Promotion | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Circulation and Touring | Deadline: Any time before the start of your project/activity

Arts Abroad
Travel | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Representation and Promotion | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Translation | Deadline: Any time before you complete the translation
Circulation and Touring | Deadline: Any time before the start of your project/activity
Residencies | Deadline: Any time before your departure date

Explore and Create
Professional Development for Artists | Deadline: Ongoing
Research and Creation | Deadline: Ongoing
Concept to Realization - Project Grants | Deadline: Ongoing
>>> More CCA cut-off and deadline details 

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
Company Envelope: Mid-Tier | Deadline: Feb 16
Artist & Company Annual Ratings Review | Deadline: April 1

Manitoba Arts Council
Share - Present | Deadline: Feb 25
Share - Tour | Deadline: April 1
Indigenous 360 | Deadline: April 25
Support - Community Impact l Applications Open: Nov 16 Deadline: May 1

Manitoba Film & Music
Build | Deadline: June 15
Promote | Deadline: Ongoing
Perform | Deadline: Ongoing

Manitoba Music
Market Access Fund | Deadlines: 30 days before travel for events not on the approved events list

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MAPL!e Grant | Deadline: July 31

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  

Radio Starmaker Fund
Round 90 | Deadlines: March 7, May 30, Sep 26 

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

Winnipeg Arts Council
Professional Research & Development Grant | Deadline: At least 4 weeks prior to the start of the proposed activity