Deadlines & Opportunities

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Manitoba Music Opportunities

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 

STINGRAY Young Performers Program
Presented by: Winnipeg Folk Festival
Deadline: April 11

NAC AIR Award 
Presented by: AIRsessions
Deadline: April 7

Developing Artist Grants
Presented by The Hnatyshyn Foundation 
Deadline: May 5

Women in Music Canada Directory | Deadline: Ongoing

The Good Will Call for Creators | Deadline: Ongoing

Showcase Opportunities

POP Montreal | Deadline: April 15

Manitoba Showcase 2023 | Deadline: April 28

OSAC Showcase 2023 | Deadline: May 9

Iceland Airwaves | Deadline: June 15

Performance Opportunities

Canada Day London Music Stage Opportunity | Deadline: April 34

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

Harrisons Coffee Co
Deadlines: Looking for artists to perform acoustic music in the background at the Johnston Terminal location at The Forks. No PA, 30-minute set, "busker-style collection".
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 AccessAbility Network Manitoba
Deaf and Disabled Arts Grant | Deadline: March 31

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

Canada Council for the Arts
>>> More CCA cut-off and deadline details

Annual Profile & Ratings Review for Artists and Music Companies | Deadline: March 24
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
Share – Tour | Deadline: April 1
Travel/Professional Development | Deadline: April 15
Indigenous 360 | Deadline: April 25
Support – Strengthen | Deadline: May 10
Artists in Communities | Deadline: May 15
Learn - Scholarships | Deadline: June 1
Share - Artists in Schools | Deadline: June 5

Manitoba Film & Music
Music Recording Production Fund | Deadlines: Closed for this fiscal year
Music Business Development Fund | Deadline: Closed for this fiscal year
Record Product Marketing Support Program | Deadline: Closed for this fiscal year
Recording Artist Touring Support Program | Deadline: Closed for this fiscal year
Music Video and Viral Video Fund | Deadline: Closed for this fiscal year

Manitoba Music
Market Access Fund | Deadlines: Closed for this fiscal year

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

Winnipeg Arts Council
Individual Artist Grant for Winnipeg Artists Working in All Disciplines | Deadline: March 7
Professional Research & Development Grant | Deadline: At least 4 weeks prior to the start of the proposed activity

Job Postings

Manitoba Arts Council
Position: Director of Granting
Deadline: March 22