Deadlines & Opportunities

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Manitoba Music Opportunities

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

Keychange Talent Development Programme Guidance l Deadline: Oct 4                                                                                                                                                 

Banff Musicians in Residence Winter 2022 l Oct. 13                                                                                                                                                                         

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit  l Deadline: Oct. 28   

Showcase Opportunities

Folk Alliance International | Deadline: Sep 30

SXSW | Deadline: Oct 7 

The Great Escape | Deadline: Feb 13

Performance Opportunities

Le Patio 340 Call for Artists | Deadline: Ongoing

CIMA | Deadline: Ongoing

St. Andrews Heritage Centre "Parlour Performances" | Deadline: Ongoing,

Keith's Friday Hootenanny | Deadline: Ongoing

Industry Surveys

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

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

Grants & Funding

Canada Council for the Arts

Explore and Create

Research and Creation | Cut-off: Oct 6
Concept to Realization - Project Grants | Cut-off: Oct 6
Concept to Realization - Composite Grants | Deadline: Oct 6
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
Public Outreach - Project Grants | Deadline: Sep 29
Public Outreach - Composite Grants | Deadline: Sep 29
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

Digital Strategy Fund

Digital Literacy and Intelligence | Deadline: Sep 30
Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement | Deadline: Sep 30
Transformation of Organizational Models | Deadline: Sep 30

Artist Development | Deadlines: Oct 7, Feb 3
Support Live Concerts  l Deadline: Oct 21
Juried Sound Recording | Deadlines: Dec 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                                                                  Support for Live Music Events Program | Deadline: March 1

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  

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  

Stylus Magazine
Position: Assistant Editor
Deadline: Sep 29
Manitoba Opera
Position: Executive Assistant
Deadline: Oct 1

BreakOut West
Position: Festival Production Assistant, Virtual Programming Production Assistant, Conference Production Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator, Social Media / Marketing Assistant
Deadline: Oct 15

Virtuosi Concerts
Position: Artistic Director
Deadline: Oct 16

West End Cultural Centre
Position: Music Instructor, Tune In Program
Contact for details:

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

Contests & Competitions Giveaway Competition
Deadline: Ongoing