January 9, 2020

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Creative Sask

Join the Creative Saskatchewan Board - Nominations now open!

Creative Saskatchewan is currently looking for representatives from Saskatchewan’s creative industries and community who are interested in contributing their knowledge, energy and commitment to the well-being and commercial enhancement of our creative industries in Saskatchewan. The Board of Directors is appointed by the Minister of Parks, Culture & Sport, and has the statutory power and obligation as granted by The Creative Saskatchewan Act and The Creative Saskatchewan Regulations. Any interested community member or industry representative may submit their name for consideration for nomination to the Nominations Committee of Creative Saskatchewan.

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Folk Alliance

Saskatchewan at North America's Premiere Folk Gathering

SaskMusic is pleased to present four Saskatchewan artists in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 22-25, 2020 as we return to the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp, Show & Awards. Joining together in a partnership under the banner of BreakOut West, artists from Manitoba Music, Alberta Music, Music BC and SaskMusic will perform in private showcases for the thousands of international music industry professionals in attendance. Folk Alliance International provides the opportunity to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance.

Saskatchewan artists participating this year are Poor Nameless Boy (who is also performing Official Showcases at the invitation of Folk Alliance); Valerie Raye, The North Sound, and Gunner & Smith. Showcases take place at the Sheraton New Orleans, downtown in the heart of the French Quarter. In addition to performing, the artists will attend the Folk Alliance conference and keynote sessions, industry tradeshow, and be able to take advantage of networking opportunities throughout the weekend with talent buyers, festival bookers, radio programmers, record labels and many others from around the world, all oriented on the folk, roots and world music industries.

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Sask Arts Board

Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant Programs Workshops

Two free Saskatchewan Arts Board grant program workshops will be held in Regina and Saskatoon in the coming weeks. These 90-minute workshops with a Saskatchewan Arts Board Program Consultant include an overview of Arts Board grant programs and activities, as well as some exercises in getting participants familiar with how grants are put together and evaluated. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Saturday, January 25, 2-4 p.m
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
1822 Scarth Street #301

Tuesday, February 4, 7-9 p.m.
424 20th Street West

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New workshops being added at www.saskmusic.org/workshops!


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Breakout west

Western Canadian Music Awards and Breakout West Festival!

Submissions for the Western Canadian Music Awards and BreakOut West Festival now open. The Western Canadian Music Awards celebrates the best of artistic talent in western Canada. Each year 50+ bands from across western Canada are selected to showcase for international and Canadian delegates at BreakOut West. Apply to showcase for artist managers, booking agents, festival buyers, label reps and more this year in Winnipeg, Sept. 30 - Oct. 4. Submission Deadline March 18/20.

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Volunteer Applications Now Open for the JUNO Awards

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) invites the public to volunteer to participate in JUNO Week 2020 in Saskatoon, SK. The week-long music celebration commences Monday, March 9, closing with the country’s biggest night in music – The 49th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast – which will air live across Canada on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on Sunday, March 15.  

Volunteers will have the chance to meet and work alongside like-minded music lovers, while experiencing first-hand the unique opportunity of participating and assisting in the execution of a pillar event in the Canadian entertainment industry. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older to qualify.

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Jazz Fest

Performance Opportunity: SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Saskatchewan artist applications are now being accepted for the 34th annual SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, July 3rd-12th, 2020. Whether it's the mainstage, a bustling street corner, intimate theatre, or late night club, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival shines a spotlight on the incredible talent that calls Saskatchewan home.

They want to hear from musicians and bands of any and all genres who are interested in performing during the annual festival! Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 10th, 2020.

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Great Escape

The Great Escape 2020 - Showcase Opportunity, Deadline Feb. 11/20

The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, making 13th-16th May 2020 one hell of a weekend and a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures who come to TGE looking for the next big thing.

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liverpool sound city

Liverpool Sound City - Showcase Opportunity Deadline Jan. 17/20

Sound City is the UK's leading festival and conference for new music. Established in 2007 Sound City has grown over the past 10 years into one of the most cultural and important events on the music calendar. The festival has earned an outstanding reputation for its inventive use of a wide variety of spaces over the use - from cavernous warehouses through to setting up a stage on the banks of the Mersey, and this is set to continue next spring.

Sound City will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd May 2020 in the heart of Liverpool. The festival wants to give you the opportunity to apply to perform at the 13th edition of Sound City, with the very best of breakthrough acts and major names both from the UK and internationally.

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Sled island

Sled Island 2020 - Showcase Opportunity, Deadline Feb. 7/10

This is your chance to play the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival (June 24 - 28, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta)!

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 40,000 attendees in more than 30 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.

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RWG promo

Monthly Songwriters Groups

Saskatoon: Next meeting is Sunday, February 2, 1pm at Studio XII (9-1025 Boychuk Dr.) The group meets the first Sunday of each month. Everyone welcome.

Group info: https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonsongwriters/

Regina: Next meeting is Thursday, January 16, 7pm at SaskMusic Regina (1831 College Ave). The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome!

Group info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258208420940008/


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The following is a small sample of listings you can find in our Saskatchewan Events Calendar, one of the biggest resources for live shows around the province, plus Saskatchewan artists show dates across Canada.

You can add your own shows by logging into your SaskMusic account or forward them by email.


Cultural Careers



The Regina Symphony Orchestra is Hiring!

The Regina Symphony Orchestra is hiring for the following positions:

  • Personnel Manager (deadline January 15/20)
  • Executive Director (dealine January 24/20)
  • Production Manager (deadline January 20/20)

More information and full job descriptions are available on their website, which you can access by clicking here 


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