June 19, 2023

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Don't Know Where You Are


Live Music Listings!

We've been hard at work adding all the live shows we can find to our provincial calendar: https://www.saskmusic.org/events/live-music-listings

Have we got yours? Login to your SaskMusic profile to add them yourself or email us all your upcoming dates to gigs@saskmusic.org!


The SaskMusic Annual General Meeting is this Saturday, June 24 at 1:30pm!

Current members should now have received information to RSVP for the hybrid event, as well as their voting access for the Board of Directors and bylaw amendment. If you have recently expired, please renew and you will receive access to the voting portal as well.


SaskMusic is seeking an Administrative Assistant!

This is a full-time, public-facing position based in our Regina office that provides administrative support and assists in the development and delivery of SaskMusic programming and projects. An integral member of our small and dedicated team, you would share our commitment to helping Saskatchewan music thrive.

 You are keenly interested in providing excellent service to members, care about the details, and love the idea of having something interesting to do each day. Your passion for music, and curiosity to learn everything about the industry is required.

To learn more, visit https://www.saskmusic.org/news/the-latest/view,article/7374/saskmusic-seeking-administrative-assistant


Recognizing National Indigenous History Month 

We'll be recognizing National Indigenous History Month with a variety of projects this month. Stay tuned for more updates next week!

Call for Interviewees
We're filming new feature interviews to continue our nistam athisthiniwak osihchikīwiniwāwa / First Peoples Creating series.
If you are a Sask-based Indigenous artist, musician, songwriter or any other music industry interested in being interviewed about your art/activities in music for the series, please reply through this form:
You can check out the interview series so far at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9dALYjCkGtZzRQEbPtLwMJJtj82T69C_
Series host, LJ Tyson. Artwork by Gabrielle Giroux, Encore Graphics.

Call for Songs
We're seeking tracks by Sask-based Indigenous artists for our nistam athisthiniwak osihchikīwiniwāwa / First Peoples Creating playlist. Submit a track for inclusion and potential social media features at: 

All genres welcome.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify! More artists being added, submit if we've missed you! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0hznawXskxpe2KOBDraJ94



SaskMusic Hosts Come Together 2023

We are thrilled to once again be hosting Come Together, an initiative for artists ready to break into Canada's largest music market. Presented by SaskMusic along with music industry association partners, SODEC, and CIMA. As a collective, we are working together to present two days of industry showcases and meetings in Toronto this November. Applications for this opportunity close on June 22nd. Click HERE to apply or HERE to receive more details on the event. 


SaskMusic Songwriters Showcase at Country Thunder 2023!

We're pleased to be partnering this year with Country Thunder Saskatchewan on the new Songwriters Showcase, with presenting sponsor Casino Regina.

On July 14, 15 and 16 from 230-4pm, find the showcase stage on the CT grounds to listen to songs and the stories behind them. Each afternoon, 5 different artists will take turns sharing their music, songwriters-in-the-round, acoustic style. (Get there early as seating is limited!)

We are pleased to present 11 Saskatchewan artists alongside Alberta's Duane Steele and Manitoba's Quinton Blair to bring local and Canadian songwriters to CT fans.

Fri July 14, 2:30-4:00pm
Amy Nelson
Duane Steele
Forrest Eaglespeaker (of The North Sound)
Jay Semko (of The Northern Pikes)
Quinton Blair

Saturday July 15, 2:30-4:00pm
Donny Parenteau
Duane Steele
Jay Semko (of The Northern Pikes)
Jess Moskaluke
Katelyn Lehner

Sunday July 16, 2:30-4:00pm
Adam Johnson
Berk Jodoin
Darryl Anderson
Eli Barsi
Jordyn Pollard

How were the artists for this stage selected?

For our first-ever collaboration with Country Thunder, CT organizers and SaskMusic each contributed artist selections for the lineup. (On SaskMusic's part, we curated artists, and opened a juried call for submissions to our membership.) The resulting lineup is a collaboration between SaskMusic and Country Thunder. For more information and artist bios, see https://www.saskmusic.org/news/the-latest/view,article/7376/saskmusic-songwriters-showcase-at-country-thunder-saskatchewan



The Allan Slaight JUNO Masterclass Program

Mentorship & Showcase Opportunity: Artists! Apply now for The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program. Details & apply at: www.junomasterclass.ca
(Deadline to submit is June 30, 2023)

The selected artists will participate in a weeklong mentorship program in Toronto, that will include workshops with artists and industry experts and get access to tools to prepare themselves for the next step in their career. No fee to submit, open to artists of all genres, and only need 2 original tracks released in the submission window to qualify.

The program (valued at over $100,000) includes:

  • An all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship week hosted by Canada's Music Incubator and industry showcase.
  • A trip to the 2024 JUNO Awards in Halifax, NS, including transportation, accommodations, and a JUNO Weekend ticket package
  • A chance for one of the artists to perform in front of the Canadian music industry at the exclusive JUNO Opening Night Awards in Halifax during JUNO Week
  • Cash prize and more!

Upcoming Funding Deadlines 

See https://www.saskmusic.org/funding/funding-options for full details & deadlines.

Creative Sask


Sound Recording Grant: Upcoming Deadlines for 2023: August 2, 2023 at 4pm CST

Tour Support Grant: Upcoming Deadlines for 2023: August 2, 2023 at 4pm CST

Market and Export Development: 

Upcoming Deadlines for Micro Stream 2023: 

  • July 5, 2023 at 4pm CST

​Upcoming Deadlines for Major Stream 2023: 

  • August 2, 2023 at 4pm CST

Business Capacity Grant: Upcoming Deadlines for 2023: August 2, 2023 at 4pm CST

Research Grant: Upcoming Deadlines for 2023: August 2, 2023 at 4pm CST

For more information, visit the Creative Saskatchewan website at www.creativesask.ca.


For info/applications contact 1-800-557-6226 or www.socanfoundation.ca.


SaskMusic is the Saskatchewan representative for The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings; please call for more information, assistance, or if you would like to participate in the next round of juries. For more information and program applications please visit www.factor.ca/our-programs/application-deadlines/.

  • Songwriter’s Workshop Program: Rolling Deadlines.
  • Marketing & Promotion For Non-FACTOR Supported Sound Recordings: Rolling Deadlines. 
  • Songwriter Development: Rolling Deadline.
  • Sponsorship: Rolling Deadline.
  • Video Program: Rolling Deadlines.
  • Live Performance Program: Rolling Deadlines.
  • Business Travel: Rolling Deadlines. 
  • Comprehensive Artist Program: Rolling Deadlines. 
  • Support for Live Music Events - FACTOR Canada: Rolling Deadlines.



Social Media Accessibility 

June 29, 2023 //  7:00pm-9:30pm at Path Cowork – 1965 Broad Street #200 – in Regina

This session with artist and writer Tea Gerbeza will teach participants about accessibility and social media and the benefits of making your social media presence as accessible as possible. Tea will cover some main digital accessibility points and provide an overview of accessibility tools that exist on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter and how to use them. Participants will be invited to do some in-workshop exercises to get familiar with access tools and practices like writing image descriptions and alt-text. The goal of this session is for participants to leave with an understanding of accessibility and social media and why these tools are important to use going forward.

Some topics that will be covered in the session:

What accessibility tools are available on various platforms and how to use them
How to make your content accessible to everyone
Main digital accessibility points (e.g. descriptions/IDs, alt text, image contrast, captions on videos, self-descriptions in videos)
What are the differences in accessibility features over different platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Twitter)
Are there things you should keep in mind for accessibility when collecting content (e.g. taking photos or videos)
Understand the benefit of being accessible on social media

This class will be taught by poet, writer, and multimedia artist:
Tea Gerbeza

Register to attend this class in person here: https://creativecitycentre.wufoo.com/forms/mkovrg41k6ih5l/

This class will also be broadcast over Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person.

Register to attend this class online here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd-GvqzwpHtMXTOQsxflJtoafhIfdoUGR


Regina Summer Strings - Popsicle Division

Popsicle Strings is a great way for your budding little string player to get a taste of the Regina Summer Strings experience! Their beginner-violin specialist runs a fun-filled 90-minute class each morning (9:00am-10:30am) to develop listening, posture, and ensemble skills through a play-based approach; open to beginners from age 3-7. Participants must provide their own instrument and the fee for this program is $150.



Regina School of Rock Summer Camps

Do you want to learn how to play in a band or learn to write songs? School of Rock Regina offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops that cover topics such as these. Their local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. These workshops run from July 10 to August 25. 

For details on the workshops, please click HERE to be taken to the School of Rock Regina website. 


Unleashing Creativity: Content Ideation & Development Workshop

The "Unleashing Creativity: Content Ideation & Development Workshop" is a transformative experience designed specifically for creatives seeking to unlock their full potential in generating innovative and compelling content. Whether you are a musician, writer, designer, marketer, or any other creative professional, this workshop is tailored to enhance your creative thinking skills and empower you to create exceptional content that captivates your audience.

The two day workshop will take place from July 14th (6-8pm SaskTime) and July 15th (12pm - 2pm SaskTime).

During this intensive workshop, you will embark on a dynamic journey of exploration, collaboration, and skill development. Led by industry expert, ADEOLUWA, with a wealth of experience in content creation, this workshop combines practical exercises, interactive discussions, and inspiring case studies to provide you with a comprehensive toolkit for content ideation and development.

See https://www.adeoluwamusic.com/store/p/ideationandcreationworkshop for more information.


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Cultural Careers


Common Weal Community Arts Hiring Southern Artistic Director. 

Artists or arts professionals! Common Weal Community Arts is looking to hire for their Southern Artistic Director position. Common Weal Community Arts creates programming in collaboration with socially-engaged artists and Saskatchewan communities in pursuit of an equitable and just society. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2023. More details & apply at: https://commonweal.ca/work-with-us

The Southern Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of Common Weal Community Arts, in collaboration with the Northern Artistic Director and under the direction of the Executive Director. This is a permanent, full-time position with a target start date of July 15th, 2023 (negotiable).


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