February 5, 2024

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Numbers Behind the Music promo

Numbers Behind the Music

This FREE session is intended for musical creatives including songwriters, musicians, artists, bands, studios, producers, visual creators, marketing folks and more.

Whatever your role now or planning for the future, and whether you are DIY or have a team, understanding the "numbers" behind your creations will help your decision-making and buy back time to focus on your art.

Join mentor Martina of BackBeat Bookkeeping for an interactive and fun (yes we said fun!) session to better understand your artistic financial questions, including:

  • What are the Canada Revenue Agency's tracking and reporting requirements?
  • What roles do bookkeepers, accountants, and lawyers play?
  • What is my business "entity" for tax purposes?
  • What are accounting terms such as assets or budgets, and why do they help make better decisions?
  • Are audits the "scariest" thing in the world?

Hope to see you there!


Evolution Summit

Evolution Youth Music Summit

Attend FREE in Regina, Friday February 23 or Saturday, February 24/24
Registration continues until February 10 or until we reach capacity

Are you interested in music – maybe a musician, singer, or songwriter - and curious to learn more about performing and the music business? SaskMusic is offering an exciting opportunity for youth (age 14 to 25) to learn more about performing and professional music options.

Our Evolution Youth Music Summit will be a unique opportunity for you to receive information and guidance to get started in the right direction, and meet others who are passionate about music. We’re gathering working artists and industry professionals to mentor you through topics such as musicianship (with separate sessions for vocal, bass, guitar, etc), promotions, professionalism, stage skills, and other topics geared to those getting started in the music scene.

This one-day summit will be offered on two dates. You can attend on Friday, February 23 or Saturday, February 24. Thanks to the support of our sponsors The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) and Creative Sask, we are able to offer free registration! Applications are also accepted for a number of travel bursaries that will be offered for those travelling from outside Regina.

Learn more, and register here: 


SaskMusic Next Wave UK/EU Mentorship Program

2024 NEXT WAVE UK/EU Export Mentorship Program

Deadline midnight CST February 15, 2024

NEXT WAVE, offered by SaskMusic in partnership with ENKI Music (UK) is intended to provide Saskatchewan-based export-ready artists with knowledge, strategies, and resources to develop and accelerate their careers internationally, primarily in the EU/UK market.

This mentorship program will consist of an introductory workshop about the program and developing an international strategy, and a series of one-on-one mentorship and feedback sessions for the selected artists. We anticipate being able to accept 6 artists into this program. A further 2 spots have been reserved for the Sask. artists who have been confirmed for official showcases at The Great Escape festival (UK) 2024. The approximate value of services that will be provided to each artist accepted into this program is over $1500CDN.

Accepted artists will commit to participating in a minimum of 3 hours per month of scheduled online training and mentor sessions from February through May 2024. (Dates/times will be coordinated between ENKI and the artist). Access to a high-speed internet connection and webcam will be required. Artists will be required to complete a feedback survey upon completion of the program.

If applying on behalf of your band, typically 1-2 members would take on self-management duties for the band, and be the participants in this program.

We will accept applications from artists who: 

  • are current SaskMusic members who currently reside in SK and are over the age of 18
  • have promotional material available to the public online, including a web homepage and/or social media presence
  • Have a current marketing and/or business plan
  • Meet at least 4 of the export criteria in our export-ready checklist.

We want participating artists to come away with clearly defined export goals, an understanding of the next steps required in their musical path, a campaign strategy to better develop future international opportunities, and international music industry connections.

Additional important information is noted on the submission form.

Learn more and apply here


Celebrating Black History Month


Melodna and Khodi Dill Unplugged
February 17, 10am-12pm, Regina Public Library - Sherwood Village Branch  (6121 Rochdale Blvd)

Presented in partnership by the Regina Public Library and SaskMusic
Part of RPL's celebration of Black History Month.

Featuring Melodna, a Zambian-Canadian artist known for her unique blend of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Afro-infusion, and Khodi Dill, a Bahamian-Canadian author, spoken word artist, and anti-racist educator from Saskatoon.

  • 10:00 am Live Performance by Melodna
  • 11:00 am Reading and Hip-Hop Writing Workshop with Khodi Dill


Black History Month Music Show
February 17, 7-10:30 PM, Persephone Theatre (100 Spadina Crescent East),  Saskatoon

Presented by the Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, supported by SaskMusic
Tickets are FREE, reserve yours here!

Get ready to groove to the beats and rhythms that have shaped Black culture and history, and experience the talent of local musicians as they pay homage to the rich musical heritage of the Black community in Saskatchewan.

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of music, culture, and community. Lineup TBA soon. All ages.


Black History Month

Stay tuned for our Black History Month online concert series and playlist, coming soon! Additional events with music will be listed in our Live Music Listings


Celebrating "Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month"

The Government of Saskatchewan has declared February 2024 "Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month." Numerous events are being celebrated around the province; we've collected a list of events here: https://www.saskmusic.org/news/the-latest/view,article/7477/saskatchewan-aboriginal-storytelling-month-in-february

With a list of dates from the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee located here: https://www.lssap.ca/calendar

Stay tuned for more information and partnered events to be announced! 


SaskMusic Songwriters Showcase at Country Thunder

Country Thunder: Sask Songwriters Showcase 2024

Deadline: midnight, March 18/2024

For a second year, SaskMusic will be collaborating with Country Thunder on the presentation of a songwriters-in-the-round stage at their event in Craven, July 12-14/2024. Fans attending Country Thunder will have free admission to this event.

Saskatchewan singer/songwriters are invited to submit for spots at this event. 4-5 artists will perform each afternoon July 12-14, taking turns performing original songs during the 90-minute afternoon show. These are paid performances and must either be solo or duo (voices and instruments). This call is directed exclusively to current SaskMusic members.

Indigenous, Black, LGBTQIA2S+ and artists from other underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Learn more


SMA show

Catch the SMAs rebroadcast!

You can catch the re-broadcast of the 2023 Saskatchewan Music Awards today and next Monday, Feb 5 & 12, 9PM, on Rogers TV, ch 10 or 105 depending on your cable box.

The show recording for the 2023 Saskatchewan Music Awards is also up on our YouTube channel.

Tune in to see all the winner announcements and performances from the night! Thank you to Rogers TV / Shaw Spotlight community TV for filming.




SCREENxSCREEN (Online Conference)

February 6, 2024

February 6 - 8 2024, Online
3 Days/75+ Speakers/25 Sessions/B2Bs/Breakouts and more,

Join SCREENxSCREEN for a tech-infused experience, uncovering the latest industry trends and winning strategies. Connect with a dynamic community of like-minded ind...



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Please visit the Opportunities section of our website for more information on the following, as well as additional opportunities as they are added.


Creative Sask  Market Travel closed

Creative Saskatchewan Update

Creative Saskatchewan announced today that all funds allocated to the music sector for the Market Travel Grant have been committed. No further applications will be accepted until new program deadlines are announced in the spring.

The music sector has deadlines coming up February 7: 

  • Micro stream, Market & Export Development Grant
  • Sound Recording Grant
  • Tour Support
  • Expand business efficiencies and knowledge with the Business Capacity Grant
  • Understand market forces affecting the sector with the Research Grant

This is the last music deadline of their 2023/2024 fiscal year. Subsequent program deadlines are not yet announced. Learn more about these at CreativeSask.ca. For assistance, you can also contact one of their Program Advisors.


DID YOU KNOW that SaskMusic does not distribute grants?

Occasionally we hear from folks who think SaskMusic still provides music grants!
While we did so for a brief period just prior to the creation of Creative Sask (happy 10th anniversary, Creative Sask!), we no longer distribute any music grants ourselves - such as for recording, touring, marketing, and showcasing.

However, we CAN help advise you on how to prepare an application, help get you started on or provide feedback on your marketing and release strategies, or discuss which funders might offer programs that align with your goals.

You can book a session with a SaskMusic staff member or (if you're a member) one of our Music Mentors by visiting https://www.saskmusic.org/how-to/book-a-consult.

SaskMusic is also the provincial representative of FACTOR (The Foundation for Canadian Talent on Recordings) and can pass along comments/suggestions on their programs.

If you're interested in becoming a FACTOR Juror, click here!


Residency Opportunity: Jazz & Sonic Arts: Gather Listen Hear

August 6 - August 24, 2024 | Apply by February 14 This three-week program brings together early career artists from around the world to work with exciting, internationally celebrated performers, creators, and mentors that have made significant contributions to artistic innovation in Jazz and Sonic Arts. The goal is to build community that feels the inspirational energy of making creative music in an immersive, inclusive and transformative learning environment.

Deadline: February 14, 2024



Festival Opportunity: Tiny Lights Festival in BC

Tiny Lights returns in the spring of 2024, presenting their carefully curated mix of music, mountains, and makers. They are thrilled to welcome you all back to their Tiny Lights Family in Ymir. As always, they aren’t getting any bigger, only better as their tiny town can only hold so much awesome.

Deadline: February 15, 2024



Showcase Opportunity: Canadian Music Week Showcase 2024

Applications for the 42nd Annual Canadian Music Week Festival are now open! The CMW Festival takes place June 2-8 2024 in Toronto, Canada.

Artists and industry professionals from around the world who gather in Toronto for five days of live music, ne...

Deadline: February 15, 2024



Industry Mission to Tallinn Music Week 2024!

Women in Music Canada will be presenting an industry and artist mission to Tallinn Music Week in Tallinn, Estonia, April 3 to 7, 2024. The event will include: 

A market access workshop training delegates about the intricacies and opportunities of th...

Deadline: February 16, 2024




Calling all artists. Artist registration for The Great Escape 2024 in partnership with Sentric Music is now open. Whether you are a band, a singer-songwriter, a rapper, DJ, collective or duo, it doesn’t matter, we want to hear from you.

The Great Es...

Deadline: February 16, 2024



Education & Networking Opportunity: MMF Canada Export Mission in the UK 2024


Apply to be part of the next MMF Canada Export Mission in the UK - an opportunity for managers to immerse themselves in the UK market and to build industry connections. For managers and self-managed artists, this mission...

Deadline: February 21, 2024



SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY: Canada Day London Music Stage Application

Canada Day London Music Stage Application

Event Timing: Thursday, June 30, 2024
Event Address: Trafalgar Square - London, United Kingdom
Contact us at: music@canadaday.london

More details & apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSW_d...

Deadline: February 21, 2024



Performance Opportunity: Ness Creek Music Festival 2024 Daytime stages

The Ness Creek Music Festival offers incredible live music from Saskatchewan, across Canada and around the world. Join over 3,000 people in the forest of northern Saskatchewan, be part of a tent-city community and enjoy Indie, Roots & Folk music from a...

Deadline: February 25, 2024



Contest Opportunity: Womens Freedom Song Contest

Womens Freedome Song Contest is seeking Female Anthems, Music videos and Lyric/Poems that deal with issues of concern to women. (Open to all genders)

Deadline: March 1, 2024



Award Opportunity : NCRA Community Radio Awards (CRABO's 2024)

Submissions for 2024 CRABO's (The Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online.) are now open! The 2024 CRABO's will take place in Cape Breton Island during our NCRC42. For any other information, contact barry@ncra.ca

You can see the new submissio...

Deadline: March 1, 2024



Performance Opportunity: The Cathedral Village Arts Festival 2024

The 2024 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. Th...

Deadline: March 1, 2024



SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY: Mundial Montréal 2023

Take part in the 2024 edition of Mundial Montréal 

Mundial Montréal is back from November 19 to 22, 2024, for its 14th edition! Be part of the official program: the call for artist applications is open from today until midnight on March 1.  


Deadline: March 1, 2024



Award Opportunity: Canada Council - John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Established through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council, the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional ...

Deadline: March 7, 2024



Festival Opportunity - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2024

Saskatchewan artist applications for the 37th Annual SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival are now open. To complete the Saskatchewan artist application form CLICK HERE. Saskatchewan artist applications close on March 8, 2024.

Please note: This form is...

Deadline: March 8, 2024



Arts of Celebration - Recommend an Artist for Recognition

SK Arts recently shared that the agency has moved on from the Saskatchewan Arts Awards. In its place is Arts of Celebration, a new event dedicated to acknowledging the vibrancy and richness of Saskatchewan's arts community and its recent contributions ...

Deadline: March 10, 2024



SHOWCASE & CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY: Folk Music Ontario Conference 2024

WHO CAN APPLY: Artists are encouraged to apply at any stage of their music career. Showcases are awarded based on artistic merit and performance readiness and are assessed by a committee of music industry professionals. We welcome applications from out...

Deadline: March 13, 2024



Festival Opportunity - Kerrville's 2024 Grassy Hill New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters

Kerrville's 2024 Grassy Hill New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters is accepting entries now through March 15th. From all of the entries received, 24 finalists are selected to travel to attend the Kerrville Folk Festival and compete by singing t...

Deadline: March 15, 2024



Scholarship Opportunity - The Jill Mack Memorial Scholarship

Are you interested in becoming an audio engineer?

Jill Mack was a beloved musician, recording artist, producer, and one of only three professional women audio engineers in Saskatchewan. Her dream was to create a space in Saskatchewan where women and...

Deadline: March 15, 2024



Awards Opportunity - Western Canadian Music Awards 2024

Western Canadian Music Award submissions are now open!

Early Bird Dates

February 2 - February 27, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT

Are you a Western Canadian artist or industry member? Submissions are now open for the Western Canadian Music Awards (artistic...

Deadline: March 22, 2024



Call For WCMA Jurors

The WCMAs are looking for volunteer jurors for this year's awards. If you want to be a juror for the 2024 Western Canadian Music Awards, submit an application by March 5th, 2024.



Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Calls for New Board Members

The SJF is currently recruiting skilled and energetic people to serve on their board of directors and to contribute to the oversight of their vibrant, growing and dynamic organization. If you are passionate about the SJF’s mission and serving your community, apply now!



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Cultural Careers


Operations Manager

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
Swift Current SK
5 months, March 1-July 31, 2024.

Cultural Festivals produces a series of cultural events, including an international kite festival and music festival in Swift Current SK.

Event Coordinator 

Application Deadline: February 24, 2024
Swift Current SK
Full Time – 8 or 16 week term, April 2024-August 2024 inclusive

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Stage Manager

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. (SJF) is seeking to fill a seasonal contract Stage Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, The Stage Manager plays a crucial role in the successful execution of live performances during the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. This position involves overseeing all aspects of the stage, ensuring smooth transitions between acts, and coordinating with various stakeholders to deliver a high-quality entertainment experience.

The candidate: SJF is looking for an individual who can help streamline festival operations in a manner that ensures inclusivity, prioritizes efficiency and high-quality performances, and fosters community ownership and impact.

To apply, email your application to the Executive Director before March 30, 2024.

For more information, visit the SaskJazz website.


Check out many more current postings on the SaskCulture job board.



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