February 22, 2024

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Regina Songwriters Feb 25

Regina Songwriters Group: February Meeting

“Playing with Chords”
Sunday, Feb 25/2024, 230-4:30 pm (Free)
Neil Balkwill Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St, Regina
To attend by Zoom register here

All skill levels & styles welcome!

SaskMusic and Regina Songwriters welcome songwriters to join us for a fun, casual, and free workshop where we'll be exploring different chord progressions that can be used in creating original songs, and how they show up in current songs that we've all heard. We'll draw inspiration from standard chords and delve into more unusual chord progressions to spice up your writing. 

You don't need to know how to play an instrument to join this session - non-musicians can later use chord generator apps as a writing aid, for example. 

Following our chat, songwriters will be invited to share their original material for feedback. Whether you're just getting started or a veteran songwriter, join us and meet up with other local songwriters!

Things you may want to bring: Something to take notes, water bottle, guitar (optional). A keyboard will be available for the sharing portion.


Work Together

Work Together: WCMA Applications and FAQs

Tuesday, February 27/2024, 6:30-8:30pm (Free)
Munchies and pop/coffee provided
Regina: SaskMusic Office – 1831 College Ave (3rd Floor) - Boardroom
Saskatoon: Rusty Macdonald Library - 225 Primrose Dr – Meeting Room

Register: https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/m1arjrjh0fuyq40/
Please pre-register by midnight February 24

We're launching a new series of informal work nights! Each meetup will have a different focus of interest, with the idea being it would be more fun and motivating to work on necessary industry stuff like grant applications, artist bios, and tour strategies if together with peers, in a space where you have a mentor at hand and can bounce ideas off each other.

Our first date is Tuesday, February 27 in Regina and Saskatoon and we'll be talking about how to submit a nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award. Even if you aren't planning to submit this year, we'll attempt to demystify the process of this and other award intakes so you're ready for a future submission.

Each Work Together will kick off with a short tutorial on the subject of interest, followed by open time for workshopping and networking. If you think this is a good idea, please come out, and we'll keep these going.

Bring if possible: laptop or tablet; paper/pen; your artist photo, bio, and music files if you have them ready.


Evolution Summit

Youth Summit this weekend!

We have room for additional participants, so are now leaving registration open for late entries until 10pm February 22. Attend FREE in Regina, Friday February 23 or Saturday, February 24/2024

For aspiring musicians, singer, songwriters, producers and more ages 14-25 If you interested in working in music, we've got the event for you. Learn about performing, behind the scenes work, tips and stories about the music industry from working artists and industry professionals on 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 FACTOR Canada and Creative Saskatchewan, we are able to offer free registration!

Learn more, view the schedule, and register FREE here: 


Black History Month

Black History Month Series

Our performance series is rolling out this month! Tune in to our YouTube channel to catch our concert series as we showcase talented Black artists from mini-sets filmed live in Regina and Saskatoon. Current and upcoming shows will be posted from BEN AM, Emanali, Fiyin Obayan, Germane, IIsaiah Bennett, Kidjvck, Kiinging, Lynksfr, MeenahMo, Sounds of Africa, TCM Apollo, and Zochi. 

Also, check out our Black History Month playlist featuring these and many more artists on Spotify or YouTube!




Digital Launch Academy (Byta & Marshall)

February 22, 2024

Pre-release hygiene & metadata to social media management and promotional strategies. A free 1-day course on  Preparing to release music in the digital age. Releasing music is easier than ever before. The hard part? 
Planning, organizing, amplifying. ...



Dismantling Anti-Black Racism

February 22, 2024

Date: Feb 22nd, 2:00 pm ET:

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism

Learn about anti-Black racism in an educational webinar to better understand how racism can unconsciously manifest in general and organizational relations. Participants will discover how i...



Hip Hop as Storytelling: Who We Are

February 24, 2024

Lyric Writing and Urban Indigenous Identity
with Lindsay "Eekwol" Knight and host Julianna McLean

Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon)

Join Saskatchewan Writers Guild in partnership with Wanuskewin: Everyone has the capability to tell their stor...



Indigenous Flute Workshop with Dickie Yuzicapi

February 24, 2024

Register To Attend: https://www.reginalibrary.ca/attend/programs/10111861

You must attend both workshops on Feburary 24 and 25, 1:30-4:30 pm at Albert Branch.

Make your own Indigenous flute with Dickie Yuzicapi, RPL's Storyteller-in-Residence. Yo...



#HowWeListen Live: In Conversation with Brian "Z" Zisook (Co-Founder & SVP Operations / Artist Services - Audiomack) Preparing for Online Success as an Artist: DSPs & Social Media

February 27, 2024

"Capturing attention is something anyone can do on the internet. Keeping someone's attention once you've caught it? That is the hard part. What is the answer to how to capture and then hold attention? 
You must give someone a reason to care deeply, no...



Free DJ Lessons by DJ Anchor

March 6, 2024

This 8-week course is offered twice per year, fall and winter.




GRRown Up Rock Camp

March 8, 2024

GRRown Ups is back!

The camp you wish you had when you were a kid
GRR is hosting their fourth GRRown Up Rock Camp, March 8 -10 at the U of R. They take all the cool things from youth camp and condense it into a three-day experience. Not only will y...



Arts Pulse Sessions with CAPACOA

March 20, 2024

Do you enjoy sharing your dreams for the future? Identifying recurring challenges that face your work? Perhaps hearing about tools or funding support available to you? Then join CAPACOA at their Spring Arts Pulse Sessions!

Over the next few months, ...



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February is Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month!

The Government of Saskatchewan has declared February 2024 as "Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month." There are many events being celebrated around the province. A sampling of these still to come: 

Nutrien Kôna Winter Festival at Wanuskewin Heritage Park: While not specifically a Storytelling Month event, there is lots of great programming happening at Wanuskewin this month - with special guests, dance presentations, and daily drop-in programming at the Nutrien Kôna Winter Festival week, February 20-24, 2024. Learn more at https://wanuskewin.com/event/february-break-week-programming/

Elder Circles Series - Mondays & Wednesdays from 1-4pm - Meadow Lake, Northwest Friendship Centre - Event Page

Saskatchewan Writers Guild: Reclaiming Storytelling - February 28 – 12-1pm  Online via Zoom – Event Page

The Regina Public Library will be hosting a number of Indigenous Storytelling events geared toward children and youth of various age groups throughout the month of February. These events will take place online via Zoom, and will feature a variety of storytellers. Visit their website for upcoming dates and details.
The RPL welcomes Dickie Yuzicapi as their first Indigenous Storyteller in Residence. His 10-week residency will provide the community an opportunity to access Indigenous traditional knowledge, worldview, and history through the art of storytelling. Learn more.

The Saskatoon Public Library presents Write Your Own Love Poem, February 25 2-4pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library. With USask Library Indigenous Storyteller in Residence, Tenille K Campbell. In this two-hour workshop, you will create love poems that reflect your unique voices and experiences in a safe and open environment. Be ready to laugh, giggle and write the afternoon away, focusing on love, joy and friendship. This workshop was designed for women and genderqueer or two-spirit people. Learn more

Further library events:
Tales from a Trapper: An Evening with Duane Iron - Feb 22 - 7pm - Meadow Lake Library - Event Page
Artist & Activist Danielle Kehler - Feb 26 - 11am-12pm - Whitewood Public Library - Event Page
Kim Soo Goodtrack - Feb 27 - 1-2pm - Chinook Regional Library - Event Page
Storytelling & Author Visit with Heather O'Watch - Feb 28 - 1:15-2:15pm - Carnduff Public Library - Event Page
Alexandra Jarrett - Feb 28 - 2-3pm - Blaine Lake Public Library - Event Page
Youth Connect: Indigenous Teachings - Feb 28 - 5:30-8pm - Community Commons, Regina Public Library - Event Page
LSSAP - ᒪᐦᐃᐦᑲᐣ mahihkanak Dance Troup - Feb 29 - 1:10-2:25pm - Online - Event Page

Remai Modern: Storytelling on Sundays – every Sunday in February - 2:30pm - Cameco Learning Studio, Remai Modern, Saskatoon – Event Page

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre: To celebrate First Nations oral traditions, cultural teachings, and traditional stories, the SICC is hosting a virtual storytelling event for schools across Saskatchewan. Featured storytellers and artists this year are: 
Carol Estralshenen (Recommended for: All ages) 
Lyndon Linklater (Recommended for: High-school students; Post-secondary students)
Storytelling sessions are pre-recorded and will be available to view online throughout the entire month of February. Instructors can register for virtual storytelling sessions here: https://www.sicc.sk.ca/


Saskatoon Songwriters Events

Sunday February 25, 1pm: The Original Open Mic 
Hosted by Micheal Lander

Sunday March 3, 1pm: Songwriters Meeting - Translating Lyrics to Music & Engaging the Audience as a Songwriter
Hosted by Joe Callahan. Open floor for song sharing 3-4pm. 

At Studio 12, located at 9 - 1025 Boychuk Dr., Saskatoon. 


Eliza Mary Doyle and Jackie Kroczynski showcasing at Folk Alliance

The Folk Alliance International Conference (February 21-25/2024, Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City MO) is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions). We wish a happy showcase event to the Sask artists taking part this year.

Eliza Mary Doyle has been selected as an official showcase artist this year and will perform:
Thur Feb 22, 7PM in Washington Park Place 1
as well as FAI private showcases:
Wed Feb 21, 1:30am (Thur morn) Room 648 - Janet's Planet
Thur Feb 22, 12:30am (Fri morn) Room 617 - Maven's Henhouse
Fri Feb 23 10:30pm Room 607 - Kari Estrin Badass Women's Showcase
Sat Feb 24 2-4pm Century C, Archive Challenge
Sat Feb 24 11:30pm Room 627 - The Daydream Room
Sat Feb 24 12:45am (Fri morn) Room 548 - Coloradans and Company

Jackie Kroczynski will be performing in FAI private showcases:
Wed Feb 21, 10:30pm in Room 611 - Krazy Keyboards Private Showcase
Wed Feb 21, 1:30am (Thursday morning) in Room 627 - Songwriters in the Round, The Greensboro Sound Artist Co-Op
Fri, Feb 23, 11:50pm - FARM First Timers Showcase


More Sask showcases coming up!

Spring export events are rolling out their showcase announcements at this time of year. Congrats to the following, we'll be posting further updates and announcements soon.

Canadian Music Week, June 1-8/24, Toronto ON

New Skool Rules, May 31-June 2, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Pimpton

​SXSW, March 11-16/24 Austin TX

Focus Wales, May 9-11/24 Wrexham Wales


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



Call for Submissions: Women in the Studio National Accelerator 2024

Music Publishers Canada (MPC) is now accepting applications for our 2024 Women In The Studio National Accelerator. In its sixth year, this program will offer a series of curated production and songwriting related opportunities and networking experience...

Deadline: February 27, 2024



Showcase Opportunity: Contact East 2024

Contact East is the Atlantic Presenters Association's biggest annual event and Atlantic Canada's longest-running multi-disciplinary performing arts booking conference. It is made up of several components, all of which are designed to enhance the presen...

Deadline: February 29, 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



Open Call : WOMEX 2024

WOMEX 2024 in Manchester, England, will be taking place from Wednesday, 23rd to Sunday, 27th of October, presented by host city partner Manchester Music City and delivered by the English Folk Expo team. The call for artists wishing to showcase is now o...

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



Education and Mentorship Opportunity: Keychange Talent Development Programme 2024

Canadian-based artists and innovators (industry professionals) can apply to be part of a bespoke Keychange talent development program. Deadline March 7. 

Keychange is recruiting women and gender-diverse artists and innovators to take part in a 6-mon...

Deadline: March 7, 2024



Showcase Opportunity: AMERICANAFEST 2024

Applications to showcase at AMERICANAFEST 2024 are now being accepted through March 8 at 10pm CT, 2024.

There is no submission fee; however, you must be an AmericanaFest member to apply. The showcase application can be found in their membership port...

Deadline: March 8, 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



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 fre...

Deadline: March 18, 2024



Showcase Opportunity - Visa for Music 2024

Visa For Music is the first international music market rooted in Africa since 2014. This festival, dedicated to promoting global musical diversity, focusing on Africa and the Middle East, serves as a crucial platform for artists, music professionals, a...

Deadline: March 18, 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



Award Opportunity: Registration is Open for the 88th Annual WAB Conference!

The Western Association of Broadcasters will hold its 88th Annual Conference from June 5 to 6, 2024, at the Fairmont Banff Springs, and you won't want to miss it!


Member Delegate $729

Non-Member Delegate $929

Additional Dinner Ticke...

Deadline: March 31, 2024



CBC/Radio-Canada launches national Indigenous strategy

From CBC.ca:

CBC/Radio-Canada launched a national Indigenous strategy, "Strengthening Relations, Walking Together" on Feb. 5/2024. You can watch the live broadcast announcement here.

They note, "This strategy outlines how we will ensure that the ...



Sask Jazz Festival Looking to Hire Summer Students

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. is looking for summer students to fill job openings for their 2024 season. The four positions are: Special Events Coordinator, Music Program Planner, Marketing Coordinator, and Accounting Assistant. Applications close: March 30, 2024



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