Showcase Opportunity: Native America North – Mundial Montreal

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Manitoba Music is partnering with the Canada Council for the Arts to present Native America North, a showcase of Canadian Aboriginal artists, at Mundial Montreal, November 19-22, 2013.

Up to three Aboriginal acts from across Canada who perform folk, blues, roots, or traditional fusion music will be invited to participate. Preference will be given to artists who perform original music, have professional support materials (website, photos, music video), and demonstrate momentum (recent awards, recent chart positions, recent tours, etc.).

Participants will receive financial support for travel and a portion of their accommodations in Montreal. Participants will be expected to attend a series of pre-conference workshops in Montreal.

To be considered for a showcase, you must:

  • Be a professional music artist or group of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit ancestry
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Have a valid passport and be able to take advantage of international performance opportunities that may arise because of the showcase
  • Have a current or upcoming commercially available EP or full length album
  • Have professional promotional material (photos, website, music videos)
  • Have a manager or agent that is also able to travel with you in November

* Applicants from Manitoba must be members of Manitoba Music. For more information about membership, please visit

Submit by email to the following:

  • Email subject line: “Native America North – Mundial Montreal”
  • Your full name and mailing address
  • 500-word biography of yourself or your group 
  • Download link to three songs in MP3 format
  • Download link to two high resolution promotional photos
  • Links to your most recent live performance video and your most recent music video on YouTube or Vimeo
  • Name of your manager or agent, their short profile/bio, and their contact information
  • Recent track record (recent awards, recent chart positions, recent tours, etc.)
  • Explanation of how this showcase fits into your overall career plans and what you would do to make the most of the opportunity (maximum 1,000 words)

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Music
  • Quality of support materials (website, photos, videos)
  • Strength of team (manager or agent)
  • Track record
  • Rationale

For more info, please contact:

Alan Greyeyes, Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.0284

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