NSMW 2018 Artist Submissions Now Open

Nova Scotia Music Week is heading back to Truro from November 1st to 4th for the 2018 edition of the event. The festival features over 100 Nova Scotian artists across multiple stages throughout Truro.

Artist showcasing submissions to play NSMW 2018 are now open. Artists interested in performing during the festival can click here to review the showcase manual for eligibility requirements, and here to apply to showcase. Showcasing submissions will close Tuesday, June 12, at 5:00 p.m. 
 
You must be a member of Music Nova Scotia in good standing to apply. If your membership is not up to date by 5:00 p.m. on June 12 your submission will not be considered eligible. 
 
The cost to submit is $30, and is payable online, over the phone, or by visiting the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS.
 
For more information on NSMW and to keep up-to-date on the event, please visit www.nsmw.ca.

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For more information contact:
Grace Russell
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
grace@musicnovascotia.ca
902.423.4153 x 115

MNS Office Closure

Just a quick reminder that the Music Nova Scotia Offices will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the long weekend. Have a good one!

Music Nova Scotia's 2018 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

Music Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street. The meeting will go from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.  

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS  

Music Nova Scotia is holding its annual election for its board of directors. There are seven (7) incumbents re-offering and seven (7) positions in total to fill.  

Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to nominate anyone who, in their opinion, would be a good candidate for the Music Nova Scotia board of directors. We also invite anyone interested in being nominated to declare their interest by contacting Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee Chair James Stewart.  

Nominations open May 14, 2018 and close on May 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  

In each case, contact will be made with each nominee to ensure that we have the permission of the nominee to let his/her name stand.  

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Music Nova Scotia Member in good standing (you may sign up and then be nominated) –http://www.musicnovascotia.ca/join
  • Have sufficient time to devote to doing the board’s work
  • Believe in the mission, vision, and work of the Society
  • Comprehend and accept the fiduciary duties and responsibilities associated with the actions of the Society
  • Understand the job of a board member
  • Possess the skills needed by the Society

Before May 28, 2018 the candidate must deliver to the Nomination Committee:

  • A completed web form available here.
  • Three (3) letters of support from Music Nova Scotia members in good standing
  • 200 word bio for the ballot
  • Photo

All nominees must provide three letters of support from members in good standing and must be willing to participate in an interview conducted by the Nominations Committee in person or via telecommunications.  

Nominations must be submitted via the web form.  

Please direct all inquiries and questions to James Stewart.  

*Music Nova Scotia board of directors positions are two (2) year terms.  

VOTING  

The Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee will prepare a list of nominees. The election will be conducted electronically through musicnovascotia.ca from June 5th through June 25th, 2018.  Details on voting procedures will be forwarded to the membership on June 5th.  

NOTE: ALL VOTING FOR BOARD POSITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE. NO VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AGM.  

Voting Eligibility 
All members in good standing are eligible to vote with the exception of honorary members. Student members are not entitled to a vote.  

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote online for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. All members are also welcome to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.  

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Music Nova Scotia, 2169 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia  

AGM Agenda Considerations:

  • Minutes of preceding general meeting;
  • Consideration of the annual report of the Directors;
  • Consideration of the financial statements, including balance sheet and operating statement and the report of the auditors therein;
  • Election of Directors for the ensuing year;
  • Appointment of Auditors  

TIMELINE   
Call for Nominations: May 14, 2018
Nominations Close: May 28, 2018
Candidates Notified: May 30, 2018
Candidates Right to Withdraw: June 1, 2018
E-Voting Opens: June 5, 2018
E-Voting Closes: June 25, 2018
Results: June 26, 2018  
AGM: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:30 PM                                                             

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For more information:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations/Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-0291

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