Grants & Funding Info Session for Indigenous Artists

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019, 5:30pm - 8pm
David Landreth, The Bros. Landreth / Birthday Cake
Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music
Tracey Longbottom, Manitoba Arts Council
Manitoba Music
Treaty One Territory, 1-376 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Manitoba Music


Grants and funding for music projects can be an important part of moving your career to the next level. Coming up on December 17, we’ll have a hands-on workshop to introduce you to what programs are available and help you navigate this sometimes complicated world.

This is an opportunity for First Nation, Metis, and Inuit artists, musicians, bands, DJs, and music entrepreneurs to learn firsthand from the funding experts about the best practices when applying to FACTOR, Manitoba Film & Music, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Manitoba Arts Council.

Participants will have a chance to sit down with industry professionals to hear what funders are looking for in applications and get some helpful tips and advice before the next set of deadlines. We’ll also explore marketing plans, budgets, and demos.

This is a free event. Dinner will be provided to people who pre-register by 2PM on December 10. Please email to register.


David Landreth is one half of the JUNO-winning Bros. Landreth. He also co-manages Roman Clarke and Sebastian Gaskin and is a founding partner of Birthday Cake, one of Winnipeg’s newest record label and music publishing companies. With a career as a musician first, he brings the artist’s perspective to the various projects that he manages.

Stephen Carroll is the Director of music programs for Manitoba Film and Music. Stephen achieved international recognition as a member of the JUNO-nominated band The Weakerthans (Epitaph/Anti Records). After joining the group in 1998, he managed all of the business affairs and helped steer the group to fame. In 2009 he began managing the Manitoba band Imaginary Cities and went on to form Empirical Artist Services Inc. Stephen was awarded Manager of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2013, after garnering nominations for the award the two previous years. Stephen was a member of the Board of Directors for FACTOR and currently serves on the Board of Manitoba Music.

Tracey Longbottom is originally from Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and has worked with the Manitoba Indigenous community for over 25 years. She started her artistic career at 17 as an artist with Wee Gwas Art gallery and was mentored in the art of printmaking by Jackson Beardy. She enrolled at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, and afterwards interned at the Winnipeg Art Gallery as an apprentice curator with the Inuit art collection. As an independent curator she developed two exhibitions “The Prolific Ashoona family of Cape Dorset” and “Full Circle”. For the last decade she has been the Indigenous 360 program consultant at the Manitoba Art Council located in downtown Winnipeg on Treaty One territory. 

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