Call for Submissions: Summer Songwriter Retreat 2016 | Deadline: June 23, 2016

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Adam Hanney, Bobby Desjarlais, Raine Hamilton at the 2015 Summer Songwriter Retreat

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4pm, Thursday, June 23, 2016

Manitoba Music will bring six emerging songwriters and three mentors together to strengthen their writing chops through workshops and collaboration. The three-day co-writing retreat will take place in a lakefront cabin setting at Falcon Trails Resort, August 22–24, 2016.

This iteration of the songwriter retreat is part of a national project, the Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Part of a multi-year partnership between the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media, the CCMIA's member music industry associations will be organizing songwriter-focused events across the country.

We welcome submissions from artists of all genres. Accommodations, transportation, and meals will be provided. Applicants must be prepared to collaborate and co-write.

Artists considered for this opportunity must:

  • Have a current release (demo \ EP \ full-length)
  • Be available August 22-25
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and current resident of Manitoba
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to accompany yourself on an instrument is an asset

To submit:

  • Fill out the submissions for at
  • Update your Manitoba Music profile with:
    • Current music
    • Short artist bio (approximately 200 words)   
    • Current high resolution image (300 dpi) uploaded to “Files” section

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Songwriting
  • Rationale for how this event fits your development plan

Submissions will be rejected if incomplete.

For more information, please contact:

David Landreth, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

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