Call for Submissions: Online Open Mic Night Hosts | Deadline: Dec 15

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DEADLINE: Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 4PM CDT

Manitoba Music is presenting a new season of Online Open Mic Nights. Each event will be hosted by a different Manitoba Music member, and hosts will be offered an honorarium. Submissions are now open for artists who are interested in hosting. Please fill out the form linked below.

Per public health guidelines, all performances must be recorded from home or home studio where artists can maintain appropriate physical / social distancing, performing solo or only with the people already living in their home, or with backing tracks if needed. 

This opportunity will have a strong focus on gender diversity and inclusion of BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ voices.

To be considered as a host, you must:

  • Be available from 6-10PM on at least one of the following (indicate all availabilities in your submission):
    • Jan 19
    • Feb 16
    • Mar 16
    • Apr 20
  • Be able to perform up to 10 songs of original music
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and current resident of Manitoba

Preference will be given to artists who:

  • Have the technical capacity and experience to support an live streamed performance via Zoom
  • Are solo performers
  • Have cultivated a local audience and local media coverage
  • ​Have a track record of strong live performances
  • Have a strong social media presence
  • Have not previously hosted our Open Mic Nights
  • Have an updated Manitoba Music profile (with music, artist bio, high res image, links to social media)

To Submit:

Fill out the submission form below

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Music
  • Quality of promotional materials
  • Social media presence
  • Momentum, demonstrated in your bio and recent accomplishments in existing or other projects

For more info, please contact:

Ashley Bieniarz
Administrative Assistant
Manitoba Music
Treaty 1 Territory

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