Canadian Musician - May-June 2022 - Page 13

Music • Musique NB Music NB is reaching out to its members who might wish to serve on its board of directors . The association seeks to maintain a board comprised of talented and dedicated directors with a diverse mix of expertise , experience , skills , and backgrounds . For purposes of board composition , diversity includes , but is not limited to , experience , geography , language , age , gender identity , ethnicity , and Indigenous status .
This is a voluntary position with a three-year term on the Music NB board . It requires that the person be available for four in-person meetings a year , plus the Annual General Meeting . They must also participate in two sub-committees a year . They need to also promptly answer occasional short surveys / emails when staff needs feedback on a specific issue , and champion Music NB and encourage membership .
The deadline to apply is May 23 , 2022 . For more information about the role and how to apply , go to www . musicnb . org .
Music Nova Scotia Music Nova Scotia is looking for interested parties who have experience in the music industry to join its jury pool . Those interested should fill out the online form at Musicnovascotia . ca / apply-to-be-a-juror-showcase-investment .
As well , Nova Scotia Music Week ( NSMW ) is heading to Sydney , Cape Breton , from Nov . 3-6 , 2022 , and for it , Music Nova Scotia is seeking volunteers . The association says NSMW provides the chance to meet new people and gain valuable experiences in the music industry . Volunteers have access to showcases , conference sessions , and more ( subject to capacity ). Registration is now open .
For more information , go to www . musicnovascotia . ca .
SaskMusic In April 2022 , SaskMusic was able to provide $ 23,500 in support to 18 workers in the live music industry through the raising of community donations , t-shirt sales , and other self-generated funds . These funds are a small measure intended to alleviate some financial stress for the individuals whose livelihoods were impacted by the pandemic , with many noting that they have lost up to 100 % of their pre-pandemic employment income from music , with income losses in the tens of thousands of dollars each year .
With the lifeline of federal government supports ending well before the full return of live music , SaskMusic opened a Live Crew Support fund to provide a one-time allocation to approved applicants who , prior to the pandemic , were employed / self-employed as support crew for live music events , such as sound and lighting technicians and riggers / roadies , among other roles .
For more information , go to www . saskmusic . org .
Alberta Music Alberta Music and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association ( AMPIA ), in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council , has announced the winners of the 2021 Edmonton Music Prize .
The order of the top three Edmonton Music and Film Prizes were announced virtually from Production World on Facebook on March 22 , 2022 . In the music category , introspective singersongwriter Emmet Michael walked away with the top prize of $ 10,000 , with blues , honky-tonk and rock-flavoured roots country artist D ’ orjay the Singing Shaman winning second place and Slovak-Canadian “ art pop ” musician and multimedia artist , Saint Idiot , coming in third . Each runner-up was awarded $ 1,000 . The Music Prize recognizes Edmonton-based musicians or musical collectives who have released a full-length recording in the past 18 months , and the top three were chosen by a jury of industry professionals from a long list of 10 artists .
“ Congratulations to the winners of this year ’ s Music and Film prize , and to all the finalists whose work contributes to the diversity of artistic voices in Edmonton ,” says Sanjay Shahani , executive director of the Edmonton Arts Council . “ The work recognized today showcases the rich well of talent in Edmonton , and highlights the importance of investing in our artists who make the city an exciting place for creation and cultural expression .”
Music BC Music BC is accepting Artist and Business Travel Grant applications for both domestic and international destinations , including showcase , touring , and business travel . The next two application windows are : April 28 to June 10 , 2022 ; and July 28 to Sept . 9th , 2022 . Music BC Artist will not be accepting applications between these windows .
Applications will be reviewed and moderated by a jury of B . C . industry professionals , with notifications to applicants on the status of their requested awards being circulated within four to six weeks from deadline .
Music B . C .’ s Travel Grants help B . C . -based artists participating in touring and showcasing initiatives , and B . C . -based companies and individuals undertaking business travel activities in support of the B . C . music community . For more information , go to musicbc . org / programs / music-bc-travel-grants .