Deadlines & Opportunities

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Manitoba Music Opportunities

MONITOR MIX Peer Mentor Groups | Deadlines: Oct 15, Dec 15, March 15 

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

Winterruption | Deadline: Sep 29

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

Calls for Submissions & Other Opportunities 

Exchange: Arts Incubator l Deadline: Sep 30

Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter in Residence Program l Deadline: Oct 15

MAPL!e Grant for !earshot Distro l Deadline: July 31

Women in Music Canada Directory | Deadline: Ongoing

The Good Will Call for Creators | Deadline: Ongoing

Showcase Opportunities

VIVA Sounds l Deadline: Sep 28

FOCUS Wales l Deadline: Nov 1

SXSW l Deadline: Oct 27

FOCUS Wales l Deadline: Nov 1

Future Echoes Festival l Deadline: Nov 30

The Great Escape Festival l Deadline: Feb 16


JUNO Awards l Deadlines: Oct 2 (Early Bird) / Nov 2 (Final)

Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes | Deadline: Oct 5

TD Indigenous Songwriter Award l Deadline: Oct 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: Dec 13, March 20

Arts Across Canada
Travel | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Representation and Promotion | Deadline: Any time before your departure date
Translation | Deadline: Oct 18, Jan 10
Circulation and Touring | Deadline: Any time before the start of your project/activity
Foreign Artists Tours | Deadlines: Dec 6
Public Outreach - Project Grants | Deadlines: Sep 27
Public Outreach - Composite Grants | Deadlines: Sep 27
Arts and Festival Presenters | Deadline: Jan 17

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
Co-Productions | Deadline: Dec 6

Explore and Create
Professional Development for Artists | Deadline: Ongoing
Research and Creation | Deadline: Ongoing
Concept to Realization - Project Grants | Deadline: Ongoing
Concept to Realization - Composite Grants | Deadline: Oct 4
Artist Driven Organizations | Deadline: Jan 17

>>> More CCA cut-off and deadline details 

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Host It Downtown Event Grant | Deadline: Oct 1 (for events occurring Jan 1 – April 1, 2024)

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

IndigiFund l Deadline: Oct 15

Manitoba Arts Council
Share - Artists in Schools | Deadline: Oct 5
Create | Deadline: Oct 10
Learn - Travel/Professional Development | Deadlines: Oct 15, Dec 1
Indigenous 360 | Deadline: Oct 25
Support - Operate (payment request) | Deadline: Nov 15
Recognize - Competitions | Deadline: Nov 15
Recognize - Prizes (Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction) | Deadline: Dec 15

Manitoba Film & Music
Produce | Deadlines: Jan 18
Produce - Out-Of-Province Artists | Deadlines: Jan 18
Build | Deadline: June 15
Promote | Deadline: Ongoing
Perform | Deadline: Ongoing

Manitoba Music
Market Access Fund | Deadlines: 

Aug 16 (Events Sep 1 to Oct 31)
Oct 2 (Events Nov 1 to Jan 31)
Jan 8 (Events Feb 1 to March 31) 
Or 30 days before travel for events not on the approved events list

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

Job Opportunities

The Uniter
Position: Arts & Culture Reporter
Deadline: Oct 11
Creative Manitoba
Position: Communications Manager
Deadline: Oct 12
Position: Director of Marketing, Communications and Development
Deadline: Oct 12

Manitobans for the Arts
Position: General Manager
Deadline: Oct 12