Call for Applications: Jenni House Artist Residency

The Jenni House Artist Residency is now accepting applications for residencies between April-September 2018. Deadline for applications is February 12, 2018 at 11:59pm. Late applications cannot be accepted. Professional and emerging artists from the Yukon, northern neighbours (Alaska, northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and circumpolar countries are encouraged to apply. Jenni House is an ideal space for artistic collaboration and joint residency applications are accepted. Selected artists practicing in the fields of visual art, film and media, music, literary arts, spoken word and multi-disciplinary/multi-media will be awarded a one month residency and an honouria of $500. An allowance towards travel, [...]

2018-01-18T11:59:55+00:00 0 Comments

RPM: Record Production Month

Music Yukon is excited to invite you to participate in the RPM challenge this year. What is RPM? RPM is simply put, Record Production Month. It’s a challenge to yourself to create an album of new material during the month of February. This is a project for members of ALL skill levels and disciplines! Anyone can come up with an excuse to say “no,” so don’t. Many of you are thinking “But, I can’t do that! I don’t have any songs/recording gear/money/blah blah blah...” But this doesn’t have to be THE album, it’s just AN album. To recap: This will [...]

2018-01-18T12:25:01+00:00 0 Comments

BreakOut West: Showcase submissions open January 1

The BreakOut West Showcase Festival features a multi-genre line-up of over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout the host city. This year, BreakOut West will be in Kelowna, BC from October 10 - 14, 2018. Applicants must be residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and/or the Northwest Territories, for at least six months between January 1, 2017 and March 21, 2018. Showcase applications open 11:00 a.m. CST on Monday, January 8, 2018, and close at midnight CST on Monday, March 21, 2018. For more information, visit breakoutwest.ca

2018-01-04T12:24:50+00:00 0 Comments

National Creation Fund: Now accepting proposals

The National Creation Fund is now open for business. It will invest up to $3 million a year in the development of 15 to 20 compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance and music – works that have strong artistic teams and strong producing partners, and that are likely to have national and international impact. These works will come from artists and arts organizations across the country. The National Creation Fund will invest in the development of new work – the research, residencies and workshopping that ideally take place long before a show opens. The Fund will also invest in promising [...]

2017-12-04T15:25:30+00:00 0 Comments

Canadian Songwriting Competition opens October 1

Music Yukon members and other Canadian songwriters are invited to enter the second annual Canadian Songwriting Competition. The competition will launch on October 1, 2017, with discounted early bird pricing (early bird pricing ends October 31). This year’s competition will be bigger and better, with a new cash prize of $10,000, and over $40,000 in prizes to be won! Judges include Joel Plaskett, Sam Roberts, Alan Doyle, Cadence Weapon, and industry tastemakers in A&R, radio, festival programming, publishing and more. CSC is also thrilled to partner with SickKids Foundation to help raise funds for in-hospital music programming. To access a special entry fee discount [...]

2017-09-28T12:35:15+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Applications: DCMF Songwriter-in-Residence Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31 Now that our annual summer festival is over, we’re getting ready for our exciting annual winter programming! First up is the DCMF Songwriter in Residence program! Who would you like to see in Dawson for the month of January 2018? Share this with your favourite artists! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity full of northern lights, dog sledding, community, and music of course! Find out more here: http://www.dcmf.com/songwriter-in-residence/

2017-09-18T13:46:57+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Applications: Jenni House Artist Residency

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Apply here: https://form.jotformpro.com/72266581244963 Professional and emerging artists from the Yukon, northern neighbours (Alaska, northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and circumpolar countries are encouraged to apply. Jenni House is an ideal space for artistic collaboration and joint residency applications are accepted. Selected artists practicing in the fields of visual art, film and media, music, literary arts, spoken word and multi-disciplinary/multi-media will be awarded a one month residency, and an honouria of $500. An allowance towards travel, accommodation and subsistence will be offered if applicable. Monthly residencies are open to all practices. Currently accepting applications for the following months: [...]

2017-09-18T13:43:14+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Proposals: Community School Touring Program

On behalf of the Department of Education, the Community School Touring Program is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the 2017-18 school year. All performers interested in touring Yukon community schools should either drop off their proposal at the Arts Underground/Yukon Art Society (located in the lower level of the Hougen Centre on Main Street) by Friday, Sept 29, 2017 or submit it to this address. Email communityschooltour@gmail.com or call Marlene Collins, 867-332-1904 for a complete copy of the proposal guidelines. Applications should include a description of the performance, a list of performers, destination and means of travel, as well as a detailed budget. [...]

2017-09-18T13:37:09+00:00 0 Comments

United Way Breakfast seeks volunteer musicians

The United Way Breakfast and Auction is approaching! Come hungry on September 29th, 2017 from 6:30am – 9:30am (that’s right, set that coffee-maker timer for EARLY) at the Coast High Country Convention Centre in Whitehorse. Last year’s breakfast has allowed the United Way to support Yukon based non-profits and organizations with over $100,000 in funding. As part of the drive for auction bidding, donations and overall syrup consumption during the event, we are hoping to have a few performers play for 30 min sets. If you are interested in helping out a great cause please contact Andrew Seymour at Andrew.Seymour@gov.yk.ca

2017-08-23T14:05:51+00:00 0 Comments

Folk Music Canada: Upcoming Opportunities

As part of its ongoing work to promote Canadian folk music to new export markets, Folk Music Canada is encouraging export-ready artists to apply for the two following opportunities. There is NO cost to apply to either showcase, but you MUST be a member of Folk Music Canada.  You can join Folk Music Canada here: http://folkmusiccanada.ca/join/ Folk Music Ontario  Once again in 2017, Folk Music Canada will be hosting private showcase at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference, taking place at the October 19-22, 2017, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga, ON. DEADLINE: August 23, 2017 LINK TO APPLY: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/2017 NERFA (Northeastern Regional Folk [...]

2017-08-23T14:06:00+00:00 0 Comments