DIY Series: Music Funding & How to Prepare Applications

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019, 4pm - 9pm
Cathleen Enns, Manitoba Arts Council
James Missen, Canada Council for the Arts
Jennifer McKerral, Canada Council for the Arts
Megan Jones, FACTOR
Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music
Tessa Giro-Gooden, SOCAN Foundation
Manitoba Music
1-376 Donald St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Canadian artists and labels enjoy a tremendous amount of support through various funding agencies. The challenge for many artists can be finding the right grant and writing the strongest application. We’ll be joined by some music funding experts for a two-part session: the first teaches about what grants are available, while the second will be split into breakout sessions for tips on how to effectively write an application to maximize your chances for success. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring in copies of grant applications they’ve already started, or past applications that have not been successful, for professional feedback and tips from our mentors.

4-5:15PM Info Session: Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba Film & Music, SOCAN Foundation

6-9PM Breakout Sessions: Tips for Applications

Participants don’t have to attend both sessions but it can be very helpful to stay current on changes to funding organizations and guidelines before attending the breakout session. If you’re unable to come to the info session and would like more info, contact Light refreshments will be provided during the break.

Meet the MusicWorks Mentors: Cathleen Enns, Megan Jones, James Missen, Jennifer McKerral, Stephen Carroll, Tessa Giro-Gooden



Space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged. All workshops take place at Manitoba Music (1-376 Donald Street, Winnipeg) unless otherwise listed.

Childcare can be provided, free of charge, with three days advance notice.

ASL interpretation and live transcription can be available by request with one week’s notice.

Three ways to register:

PHONE us at 204.975.5188
IN PERSON at Manitoba Music

For more info please contact:

Elise Roller, Industry Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music

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