March 23, 2023

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Tamara Beatty

SaskMusic presents: UNLEASH YOUR VOICE with Tamara Beatty

Sunday March 26 at the Remai Modern Theatre
Doors 8:30am, event runs 9am - 5pm (lunch provided)

We are super excited to be bringing Tamara Beatty back to Saskatchewan by popular demand! Pre-pandemic, Tamara delivered one of our most popular workshops (ever) and we are excited to offer this event of interest to Saskatchewan artists.

This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity to get advice, tips, and live coaching from LA/New York Voice and Performance coach Tamara Beatty. Tamara is known for her ability to work fast, dig deep, and get results. Whether she's working with singers on tour like Tate McRae or LeAnn Rimes, or working on television shows like 'The Voice', 'The Masked Singer', or Apple TV's new series 'My Kind Of Country', Tamara focuses on the things that allow each singer to really translate to an audience.

As founder of VoiceFIT, she is also very invested in helping singers build the strength and stamina they need to withstand the demands of touring and the industry. This melding of vocal fitness, artistry, and performance allows singers to unleash their best voices and performances!

This is a live coaching event. Randomly chosen volunteers will have the opportunity to work with Tamara on stage to further understand the concepts she is sharing, allowing all attendees to leave with a wealth of knowledge, understanding, and inspiration! Please come with all your questions!


  • Building Strength & Skill In Your Voice
  • Optimizing Your Vocal Performance (and performance in general)
  • Withstanding the Demands of the Industry
  • Your Questions!

Everyone is welcome at this event regardless of your singing ability! The minimum recommended age for singers attending is 12; minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

More info and registration



The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) Performer Applications Now Open! Deadline May 9, 2023

Each October, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils presents its annual Showcase Conference. OSAC Showcase is a booking conference for visual and performing arts, and includes a trade show area (Exhibitor Exchange), opportunities for networking, and professional development.

Artists come to Showcase from across Saskatchewan, Canada, and the United States. Attendees include performing arts and school presenters, visual artists, managers, agents, OSAC Members, industry representatives, and government funding partners.
Showcase 2023 will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, October 13-15, 2023!

Performing Arts Showcases are 20 minutes long. There are 14 showcases, juried and curated, and all performances will be held at Darke Hall, Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. The host hotel is the Ramada Plaza.

More info and to apply



Cathedral Village Arts Festival Deadline Approaching!

The 32th Cathedral Village Arts Festival showcases a multitude of genres and emerging to established solo or full band projects. They also love to support youth artists in whatever capacity they feel comfortable, be it a short set or full band show. They have been voted Regina’s Best Festival in the past and all of their shows are free to attend, which always makes for an eclectic audience experience. 

The Cathedral Village Arts Festival will run May 22-27, 2023 in Regina. They do book music throughout the entire week but their main music stages for bands are booked on the evenings of the Friday and Saturday closing nights of the festival.  

Application DEADLINE is March 31, 2023. You will be sent a confirmation of your application via the email address you provide.

Your application will go through a jury process, and then if your application is accepted, and they have a lineup that would be a great fit for your project, you will be notified by email. If you do not receive an invitation to play at this year's festival, please apply for a future CVAF. They have a multitude of talent applying and only the room for a fraction of acts.

Each of their venues is equipped with a PA system and audio tech. A backline will be available at some of the venues. Once they know where you will be playing, they will let you know if there is a backline at that location.

For more info and to apply:


Sask arts alliance

Are you an arts contractor? Take this quick, 1 minute survey!

Edith Rattary is busy writing an essay series for the SAA about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on contractors in the creative sectors, precariousness in the sector, and the experience of working as a freelance employee in the sector. 

Share your voice if you exhibit as an artist, facilitate residencies, teach, are a freelance arts admin, curator, preparator, grant writer, or do any arts-based contract work (often or occasionally)! 

Take the Survey



Film/TV Composer Registry

We are looking to renew our list of film composers in the province who are available to work to spec. This will allow us to quickly provide accurate information to productions looking to hire Sask talent for film, TV, or commercial scoring usages.

Please get in touch with us at with your current resume, types of projects you are currently looking for/availability, weblinks and contact information. You are welcome to post this same information publicly in the Saskatchewan Music Directory by logging in to your profile or creating a free basic profile (under Join) at

This is an ongoing call.





Safer Spaces Training Sessions
Presented by The Canadian Live Music Association

The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) recently announced it will offer two critically important virtual training opportunities as part of its commitment to fostering a healthier, safer live music community in response to harassment in Canada's live music industry: Bystander Intervention Training and Civility & Respect in the Workplace.

The two training sessions, taking place this month on March 28 and 29, are free and open to live entertainment industry workers and artists. 

Bystander Intervention Training with Dax Valdes
Tuesday, March 28 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

Harassment in the workplace is an ongoing problem for live music workers and artists. Recent data shows that nearly half of musicians surveyed experienced workplace harassment, with the vast majority not reporting incidents due to the culture of the industry – a culture that faces unique challenges as a result of touring and often freelance work environments. This customized training session, created in partnership with Right to Be, will be facilitated by their Senior Trainer, Dax Valdes. The training will provide participants (back of house staff, artists, live music workers) with the necessary tools to intervene when witnessing harassment in their workplace without compromising their own safety.

Registration link:

Civility & Respect in the Workplace with Patricia Ruiz 
Wednesday, March 29 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

More than ever, organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the critical importance of creating psychologically healthy and safe work environments. A factor that cuts across all elements to the heart of mental health is civility and respect. This training session with MyWorkplaceHealth facilitator Patricia Ruiz will prepare participants to foster a civil and respectful workplace by being able to: distinguish the factors that create a civil and respectful environment in the context of the live entertainment industry; recognize what bias is and how to diminish it; and recognize situations and engage communication strategies. Fostering civility and respect in the workplace is the launching pad for supporting mental health and wellness.

Registration link:


Trauma and Cultural Sensitivity Training (TACT)

IN-PERSON: May 26-28 (Saskatoon SK)

Trauma and Cultural Sensitivity Training (TACT) is for everyone! If yourself, your organization, or anyone you know is seeking a further understanding about cultural appropriation, cultural protocol, white privilege,Treaties, land acknowledgments, trauma, vicarious trauma, intergenerational trauma, reconciliation, what to do with suicide and abuse disclosures or how to make meaningful community connections, TACT is for you and/or your organization. 

Seeing a need for artists working with vulnerable and remote populations to be educated in these areas, TACT was originally designed as an artist training course delivered to enhance the understanding of arts delivery through a culturally-sensitive and mental health perspective while building well-being and resilience for arts facilitators. They are now offering training to all organizations wanting to expand their knowledge in these areas. 

A course that enhances understanding of arts delivery through a culturally-sensitive/mental-health perspective, while building well-being/resilience for facilitators, which enables future residencies with remote/under-served Indigenous communities. 

Having artists and community members acquire this training will enable more people to work confidently and closely with remote and under-served Indigenous and Metis communities in Saskatchewan. This will result in strengthening and addressing the need for Reconciliation in our province, as well as providing opportunity for intergenerational and intercultural connections in these communities during workshops and residencies. 

Register for any of these workshops by filling out the form

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Upcoming Export Events

 The Great Escape

SaskMusic and Artists at The Great Escape
May 10-13/2023, Brighton UK

Congratulations to Ellen Froese and Katie Tupper on their official showcase selections at The Great Escape 2023. SaskMusic will be on hand networking and presenting additional opportunities for the artists at and around TGE. More details to come.

The Great Escape is the festival for new music, showcasing 500 emerging artists from all over the world in 30+ walkable venues across the city and a pop-up festival site on Brighton Beach. It’s the first place to discover your new favourite artist and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.

TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. A conference runs alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.

The Alternative Escape, Spotlight Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add to the festivities and make this weekend in Brighton one not to miss.

SaskMusic thanks Creative Saskatchewan for their support of this project.

Focus Wales

Sask Artists at Focus Wales 2023
May 4-6/23, Wrexham Wales

"With 300+ live performances, the festival showcases the very best new talent emerging from the nation alongside established names and a selection of exciting international acts."

Ellen Froese and Grimelda are among the dozen Canadian artists thus far announced as official performers at Focus Wales 2023.

Awarded ‘Best Festival for Emerging Talent’ - UK Festival Awards
‘One of the most vital showcase events in the UK’ - Under The Radar

FOCUS Wales is a not-for-profit organization, established to provide the annual new music showcase event for the Welsh Music Industry. Their core work centers around the delivery of an international multi-venue showcase festival taking place in Wrexham each year, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe. FOCUS Wales 2023 will mark the festival’s 12th edition, welcoming over 20,000 people to the town, building upon 2022′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There’s no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales, as they showcase 250+ artists from across the world, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 20 stages, and hosting a full schedule of interactive industry sessions, arts events, and film screenings, throughout the festival. In addition to the delivery of the FOCUS Wales festival, they also deliver a number of international FOCUS Wales events throughout the year.

At this time SaskMusic is not planning to attend/present at Focus Wales 2023.


M for Montreal

Showcase Opportunity: M for Montreal
Deadline: June 11, 2023

After an undeniably successful 17th edition, M for Montreal is back in force in 2023! With a record participation rate in 2022 for both its professional and general public components, the M team is excited to be back for an 18th edition, from November 15 to 18, 2023. With a renewed PRO component and its MARATHON festival open to the general public, M for Montreal 2023 promises to be remarkable.   

Artists and their teams wishing to be part of the Official Selection for this 18th edition can fill out the application form now. The call for artists is presented by the Caisse Desjardins de la Culture and will end at midnight on June 11, 2023.    

Call for artists is presented by the Caisse Desjardins de la Culture.

To submit your project, you need to fill the form available at the link below. Please note that an administrative fee of 45$ CAD is required for each artist application.  

For more details & to apply:


Saskatchewan Indigenous Music Association

New Saskatchewan Indigenous Music Association

SaskMusic offers big congratulations to the founders and board of the new Saskatchewan Indigenous Music Association, announced January 26 via a press event.

"The Saskatchewan Indigenous Music Association (S.I.M.A.) is a non-profit organization that supports, promotes and advocates for Saskatchewan-based Indigenous artists, groups, and music. We are made up of individuals from across Saskatchewan, with a wealth of diverse and valuable experiences with the music industry. We are committed to raising the profile of Indigenous music in Saskatchewan and making continual improvement to the music community for Indigenous artists, groups, and music. We recognize all genres of music and strive towards supporting all Indigenous artists, groups, and music to achieve success."

Read the full press release here



Featured Singles/Videos

Submit Albums/News

Have you recently released or will soon be releasing an official single, music video, or album, in any genre? Have some exciting music news to share? We want to know what you've got going on! Even if we follow your socials, we (and media outlets) don't see, or catch everything you post about. Please let us know your release date and/or other activities. Just follow the links above!



Musician Seeking Gigs?

The Saskatchewan Music Directory provides listings of freelance players available for live shows and studio recordings, and is our main referral point to those who call looking to hire musicians/singers. We want to know about you! Visit to login to your existing account, or to join (free 'subscriber' option available) and add your listings. (Sask-based players only.)

The more information the better! Remember to include your specific instrument, styles you specialize in/techniques (ie fingerstyle, rhythm, lead), location, description of experience, and links to videos/examples if available for best results. You can create multiple listings with different descriptions if you play multiple instruments! Think about what people would want to know before reaching out to a player, and include that information in your entry.


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