MSN Introduces The Artistic Creation Program - BIPOC Artist Fund

The Artistic Creation Program Artists offers $1,250 investment to BIPOC artists toward the creation & marketing of musical and audio-visual artistic creations, including but not limited to recordings, performance videos, & music videos.

To apply you will need:

  • An MP3 or streaming link of a recent demo or recently released song along with lyrics
  • A short summary of who you are as an artist, your project, your audience/potential audience, and how you plan to spend the money
  • A Guardian Consent Form if under the age of 18

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

For a full list of eligible costs or to discuss the program or application, please contact our Investment Program Manager, Darryl Smith at or 902-800-2047

Click here for more information and to begin your application!

Artist Development Information Sessions

Please note these sessions will take place online, via Zoom

Tuesday February 2nd – 2pm
Wednesday February 3rd – 7pm
Tuesday March 2nd – 7pm
Wednesday March 3rd – 2pm

Register for Artist Development Information sessions now!

Basic Training Sessions Winter 2021 Announced!

Basic Training 2021 Dates

Music Nova Scotia has created a Basic Training program to help artists and music industry professionals develop their skills and knowledge. Moving forward, applicants to Music Nova Scotia’s investment programs will be required to complete Basic Training sessions in order to be eligible to apply to our investment programs.

More about Basic Training

Please note these sessions will take place on Zoom.
January 11 - 2PM - Business Basics
January 14 - 2PM - Financial
January 19 - 7PM - Funding
January 21 - 2PM - Royalties for Songwriters
January 25 - 7PM - Royalties for Master/Musicians
January 27 - 2PM - Conference & Showcasing
February 09 - 7PM - Marketing
February 11 - 2PM - Live Performance
February 15 - 7PM - Socials
February 18 - 2PM - Building Your Team
February 23 - 2PM - Recording
February 25 - 7PM - Streaming

Please contact Darryl Smith with any questions at

Register for Basic Training Now!


Subscribe to MNS News