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Music Industry Development (MID) Program - Live Performance Component

Grants to New Brunswick Music Artists and Groups of Artists to
Support Live Domestic and International Performances and Tours

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Music-Musique NB (MNB)

Deadline Date:

12/02/19 11:59 PM AST


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Grants of $5,000 and grants of $7,500 to New Brunswick qualifying music artists and groups of artists for live domestic and international performances and tours. Funding is intended to increase the presence of New Brunswick artists outside the province and to offer exposure to previously accessed and new domestic and international markets.

Program objectives:
- Foster the development and growth of the music industry in New Brunswick.
- Ensure that professional artists and music industry professionals have the skills, capacity and tools to succeed in a global and digital environment.
- Encourage the continuous career development of both seasoned and emerging artists.
- Enable the music industry to play a greater role in developing its own talent and in strengthening the industry.
- Enable the music industry to play a greater role in contributing to the economic development of the province of New Brunswick.
- Provide artists, industry professionals and music companies more opportunities to develop while remaining residents of the province.

Targeted oucomes:
- Increased opportunities to develop and access new domestic and international markets.
- Increased opportunities to pursue the development of markets previously accessed.
- Increased opportunities for artists to develop their fan base and relationships with media and industry in the targeted market(s).
- Contribute to building touring capacity and sustainability for the artist and their business team.

Eligible expenses can be seen at:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185427

Estimated Size of Grant:

Domestic tours and live performances: $5,000 per application
International tours and live performances: $7,500 per application

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by March 15th, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants and projects:
- Applicants can be individuals or registered businesses with Service NB (for groups and companies). In both cases, applicants must be residents of New Brunswick twelve consecutive months prior to the application.
- Residents of New Brunswick twelve consecutive months prior to submitting an application
- For groups, the majority of members must be residents of New Brunswick
- All travel must start and end in New Brunswick. When this is not possible or practical, please contact the MID Program Officer.
- The application must be submitted before the start of the project

Ineligible applicants:
- Cover bands and tribute bands are not eligible
- Government Departments, public agencies or other public institutions, and public or private broadcasters are not eligible to submit applications to this Component

Ineligible projects:
- Dates presented within a 100-km radius of the artist’s home base are not eligible

More ineligible expenses can be seen at:

Pre-Application Information:

The five deadlines for the 2019-2020 fiscal year are:
- March 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM AST
- June 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM AST
- August 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM AST
- October 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM AST
- December 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM AST

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of six weeks after the deadline.

Applicants under 18 years of age must submit a signed Parent or Legal Guardian Consent Form with the application. This form can be found below.

Minimum number of confirmed dates required at the time of application:
- Maritimes: three (3) confirmed dates
- Canada and/or international market: five (5) confirmed dates

All confirmed dates must have written contracts, agreements or proof of booking between the artist/management and the venue, promoter, festival, etc. Screenshots of social media private messages will not be considered as proof of confirmation.

A maximum of 3 dates in negotiation can be submitted with the application. However, the date, location, venue, and person with whom the applicant is corresponding, need to be specified (e.g: email from the venue with a signature and/or from an email address such as info@venuename.)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

An applicant profile must be created before applying:

Online application form:

For more information, please contact:
Nicole Léger-Blockley, Program Officer

140 Botsford St, Suite 30
Moncton, NB E1C 4X5

P.O. Box 1638
Moncton, NB E1C 4X9

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick