OHSOTO’KINO Recording Bursary Program 2024

OHSOTO’KINO Recording Bursary Program 2024

Open to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists

Deadline: January 7, 2024

National Music Centre Announces Call for Applications for 2024 OHSOTO'KINO Recording Bursary. Call for applications from Indigenous artists now open, closes on January 7, 2024 

A new national call for applications for the National Music Centre's 2024 OHSOTO'KINO Recording Bursary has been announced.

The OHSOTO'KINO Recording Bursary is open to Indigenous musicians in Canada. Submissions across all genres are welcome. Two bursaries will be offered: one to a traditional artist or group, and another to a contemporary artist or group. Selected by NMC's National Indigenous Programming Advisory Committee, artists will be awarded a one-week recording session at Studio Bell to produce a commercial release, using NMC's "living collection" of musical instruments and world-class recording studios.

The OHSOTO'KINO Indigenous Programming Initiative launched in early 2022 with support from TD Bank Group. Since then, Indigenous artists from across Canada have benefitted from the program. Traditional powwow and round dance artist Joel Wood (of Maskwacis, Alberta in Treaty 6 Territory) received a 2023 JUNO Award-nomination for his album, Mikwanak Kamôsakinat, which was a result of his studio time. Traditional group Blackfoot Singers (from Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan), and Ottawa indie-folk/pop duo Twin Flames have also recorded albums.

The OHSOTO'KINO Recording Bursary program is open to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists. Interested applicants can apply at studiobell.ca/ohsotokino by January 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm.