Call for Submissions: Indigenous Music Residency 2018 | Deadline: Nov 16

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Participants at AMP Camp 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM CST, Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Indigenous Music Residency (formerly AMP Camp) provides up to 20 First Nation, Metis, and Inuit recording artists from any part of Canada with five days of feedback, direction, and inspiration. Set for January 28 - February 2, 2018 at the Falcon Trails Resort in southern Manitoba, the project is led by Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Invited artists will stay in one of the fully-equipped cabins for the duration of the week and receive three meals each day along with support materials and transportation between Winnipeg and the Falcon Trails Resort. Participants from outside of Manitoba will also receive round-trip economy flights and ground transportation between the Winnipeg airport and the Manitoba Music office located in downtown Winnipeg.

While discussions about touring and marketing are mainstays each year, applicants will need to identify their priorities for the week in the application form so other sessions can be planned accordingly.

The typical day at the Indigenous Music Residency includes about 12 hours of programming beginning at 8 AM with time set aside for meals and an afternoon break at 3 PM.

Each participant will be required to perform at least two songs on their own for feedback and advice from instructors during performance coaching sessions, set for 8 PM on the first three nights.

All discussions and print-outs will be in English.

We are unable to accommodate children or caregivers, so parents will need to make arrangements for the week.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

The Indigenous Music Residency is open to First Nation, Metis, and Inuit recording artists residing in Canada. All participants must be 18-years-of-age or older.

For the purposes of this project, First Nation, Metis, and Inuit recording artists are defined as follows:

  • First Nation, Metis, or Inuit singers, singer/songwriters, emcees, musicians, and beat makers/music producers
  • Individuals who have performed at least 10 times in the last 12 months (including paid and unpaid performances)
  • Individuals who have released one album or EP in the past four years or have plans to release a second album or EP in the next 12 months

To apply, fill out the form at:

NOTE: Each application will be adjudicated by a jury of music industry professionals. The jury will review the information that you submit along with your website and social media profiles.

Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Strong vocals and/or interesting lyrics if you’re a singer, singer/songwriter, or emcee
  • Solid musicianship and/or a demand for your services if you’re a musician or beat maker/music producer
  • Momentum, demonstrated by touring, earned media, nominations and awards, and social media interaction

The jury will be relying on your website to provide the following (if you're using a social media page as a website, please make sure it includes everything):

  • A biography that highlights your momentum, experience, and accomplishments
  • Performance history
  • Easy access to your social media profiles
  • Easy access to your music and videos
  • At least one great high resolution promotional photograph available for download

If you are invited to attend the Indigenous Music Residency, you will be required to pay a registration fee of $300 by December 15, 2017. A reduced rate of $200 is available to members of Provincial or Territorial music industry associations like Manitoba Music (residents of Nunavut and Quebec may qualify for the discount if they are members of a national music industry association).

For information about Manitoba Music membership, visit or contact Andrea Davis at 204.975.4217,

For more information about this project, please contact:

Alan Greyeyes, Indigenous Music Development Manager
Manitoba Music

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