Music Nova Scotia Presents International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated every year, and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political. Music Nova Scotia is proud to join the many other music industry associations across the country dedicating March 8th to celebrating women's achievements. 

With the support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada, Music Nova Scotia presents International Women’s Day, a full day of programming that will include a safer spaces workshop, educational sessions, a mentorship cafe, and will culminate with two live shows.

We look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day with the wonderful and supportive musical community here in Nova Scotia.

For more information, including a complete schedule, RSVP links, and tickets links, please see below. 

Holding Space + Taking Care 
Radstorm - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hosted by 
Not Your Boys Club
RSVP HERE *Please RSVP by March 4th, capacity is limited*
Please Note: This session is meant for everyone. Men are encouraged to take part in the session to allow a teaching moment about the importance of holding space and taking care*

holding space + taking care is an accessible three-hour introductory workshop that empowers attendees to build an understanding of, and tool-kit for, facilitating safer spaces. 

Emerging & Developing Artist Training Day 
Music Nova Scotia - 11am - 6:30pm

RSVP HERE *Please RSVP by March 4th, capacity is limited*
Please Note: This training day aims to be a comprehensive and safe space, all femme, trans, or gender non-conforming emerging or developing artists are invited to apply 

The Basics: Starting Your Music Business, Social Media, & Marketing for Artists
Hosted by: Music Nova Scotia
Topics include: Setting up your business name, accounting basics, branding & consistency, utilizing your social media, and online advertising

Setting Yourself Up
Hosted by: Kailyn Macdonald
It can be difficult to ask for what you need, or sometimes sound people aren’t trained in talking to non-men, so getting what you need out of a soundcheck or your show, can be a frustrating and tiring experience. This session aims to be a comprehensive and safe space to learn how to get the best out of a soundcheck and show. 

Mentorship Cafe & Dinner
Hosted by: Music Nova Scotia
This is an opportunity for emerging and developing artists and industry to come together with more experienced artists and established industry professionals to talk about the music industry, personal experiences, and expertise. 

Join us for a full night of music, celebrating International Women's Day! These shows are open to everyone. 

Radstorm (2177 Gottingen St)
6:30pm - $7 or pay-what-you-can
All ages and dry venue
Zamani Miller
Mia Cathleen
Maura Whitman
Jody Upshaw

The Seahorse Tavern (2037 Gottingen St)
10pm - $10 (+ fee) in advance / $15 at the door
Kim Harris

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, a feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression.