Call for Participants: Manitoba Film & Music Grant Incubator

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Manitoba Film & Music Grant Writing Incubator

Deadline: Thursday, December 7 at 4 PM 

Are you planning to apply for Manitoba Film & Music’s Produce program? MusicWorks is launching another grant application incubator program for beginner to intermediate artists and industry professionals in Manitoba who are working on a single, EP, or album for commercial release and plan to apply for MFM’s upcoming deadline on January 18, 2024. 

Participants will be paired with experienced mentors to guide them through the application process over five weeks with the intention of submitting the application to MFM. The incubator will cover: 

  • Identifying and gathering the necessary information to include in their funding application 
  • Evaluating their plan critically and making appropriate changes to strengthen their submission
  • Reviewing examples of successful funding applications to better understand what funders  are looking for
  • A virtual tour of MFM’s new online funding application portal

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:

Incubator application deadline: Thursday, December 7 at 4 PM 

Confirmation of participation: Tuesday, December 12 at 3 PM 

Info session: Wednesday, December 13 at 12 PM 

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Be an artist or company working with artists based in Manitoba
  • Be a Manitoba Music member
  • Be eligible to apply for MFM programs (see applicant requirements here)
  • Have a release timeline and project plan that is relevant to the deadline on January 18, 2024
  • Be available for three one-hour mentor sessions either (in-person or virtual)
  • Be available for a final review meeting with the MFM staff
  • 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 upcoming virtual MFM info session video (December 13 at 12 PM) 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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