Call for Participants: Manitoba Film & Music Grant Application Refresher

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Deadline: April 21 2022 at 4PM

Having an unsuccessful grant application can be a discouraging setback but it can also be an opportunity to strengthen your strategic planning. If you’ve had an unsuccessful MFM Music Recording Production Fund application in the last year, Manitoba Music and MFM are here to help. We're launching a grant application refresher program for artists and industry professionals in Manitoba. 

This program will pair participants with experienced mentors to help re-tool and re-work a previously unsuccessful MFM Music Recording Production Fund application over the course of two sessions. Under the guidance of their mentors, participants will reevaluate their plan critically and make the appropriate changes to strengthen their next submission. 

This program will focus heavily on the marketing, project plans, appropriate funding levels, and sonic quality of the demo recordings being submitted and will only briefly cover business registration, application forms, and budget.

Important Dates:

Deadline to apply: April 21 2022 at 4PM 

Confirmation of participation: April 25 2022 at 4PM MFM 

Info session with Stephen Carroll: April 19 at 12PM

Two-Hour Mentor sessions: 

Mondays: May 2, May 9  1-8PM OR Tuesdays: May 3, May 10 1-8PM OR Wednesdays:  May 4, May 11  1-8PMT

Final meeting with MFM staff: May 12

MFM Grant Deadline: May 19

To participate in the program, applicants must:

  • Be an artist or company based in Manitoba or company working with artists based in Manitoba
  • Be available for mentor sessions
  • Be available for a final review meeting with the MFM staff
  • Be eligible to apply for MFM programs (see applicant requirements here)
  • Have previously submitted an unsuccessful MFM Music Recording Production Fund application in the last year that can be re-worked for the May 19 submission deadline
  • Have an updated release timeline and project plan that is relevant to the deadline on May 19
  • Have assessment tracks recorded and ready by the program start date:
  • For a commercial single release: one quality, unreleased demo
  • For a commercial EP or album release: two quality, unreleased demos
  • Watch the MFM info session video streamed on April 19 2022 to ensure they’re ready and prepared to meet with a mentor

For more info, please contact:

Alex Sannie, Industry Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
Treaty 1 Territory

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