Call for Submissions: Market Builder Residency for Indigenous Artists and Industry

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM CST, Friday, January 4 2019

Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are partnering to produce another edition of the Market Builder Residency for Indigenous Artists and Industry (Market Builder). The project will provide up to 10 export-ready artists and mid-career industry professionals (managers, agents, publicists, publishers, or label representatives) from across Canada with a week of networking and development opportunities in Toronto.

The residency will run March 25 - 31 2019 and will consist of meetings with creative mentors or industry professionals, networking events, and roundtable discussions with local label representatives, music publishers, presenters, managers, agents, and media. Please note that all roundtable discussion will occur in English.

Participants will be consulted on the selection of all guest speakers for the roundtable discussions. Each participant will be required to identify the artistic mentors and/or industry professionals they want to work with in the application but changes can be made closer to the start date as needed.

Important Dates:

Jan 4: Submission deadline
Jan 16: Invitations sent to successful applicants
Jan 30: Registration deadline (registration fee due in full)

Roundtrip economy fights (if needed), accommodations, ground transportation, and some meals will be provided for participants.

It is free to apply. A registration fee of $100 ($50 for members of music industry associations) will be required from all artists and industry who are invited to participate.

Artists considered for this opportunity must:

Industry professionals considered for this opportunity must:

To submit, please complete the application form at by January 4 2019 at 4PM CST.

Artist submissions will be evaluated based on:

Industry professional submission will be evaluated based on:

Submissions will be rejected if incomplete.

For more information, please contact:

Ila Barker
Indigenous Music Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music