FACTOR 2.0 Workshop - March 4, 2013

With Laura Simpson, Nova Scotia’s Regional Education Coordinator for FACTOR
Monday, March 4, 2013
6:30-8 pm
Sport Nova Scotia building
– 5516 Spring Garden Road, 3rd floor, room 312*Please note the street access doors will be locked after the start of this workshop, so please arrive on time!
Please RSVP by Friday, March 1st if you can attend this event – laura@musicnovascotia.ca (mailto:laura@musicnovascotia.ca)

FACTOR has just released their new Program Guidelines (http://factor.ca/Programs.aspx) , Application Deadlines (http://factor.ca/docs/news/Deadlines.pdf) , new online system and new rating system for their funding programs. Beyond learning how the new programs work, you must register yourself as an applicant in a brand new way before March 31st, 2013. See this Program Overview (http://factor.ca/docs/news/Program_Overview.pdf) for a bigger picture. The new online system goes live on March 1st, 2013.

Please join us in this information workshop to learn how to create a profile on the new system so you can take advantage of the new programs.

Don’t think you can qualify for FACTOR funding? Find out ahead of attending this workshop – email Laura at laura@musicnovascotia.ca (mailto:laura@musicnovascotia.ca) and find out why you should come to this session.

If you’re already an applicant to FACTOR, this workshop is essential to get you familiar with how the new system works.

For more information, visit www.factor.ca or call them directly 1-877-696-2215
Be a FACTOR juror – sign up here (http://factorjury.ca/index.php?recruit) .
RSVP for workshop at laura@musicnovascotia.ca (mailto:laura@musicnovascotia.ca) by Friday, March 1st
 

Galaxie Young Performers Program at 2013 Winnipeg Folk Festival applications now open!

Now in its 14th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to once again present the Galaxie Young Performers Program. Open to emerging musicians ages 14-24, this training and performance program offers a day of workshops and mentoring with professional musicians hired to perform at this year’s festival. Participants also have the opportunity to perform in front of the Festival audience. We hope those who take part will come away inspired to pursue a future in music. It’s also a chance to interact and exchange ideas with young musicians with similar musical interests.

WHO:
Musicians – singer/songwriters, bands, vocalists & instrumentalists 14-24 years of age

WHERE:
At the internationally acclaimed Winnipeg Folk Festival July 10-14, 2013

WHEN:
Program dates: July 11-12, 2013.
Application deadline: April 8, 2013.

WHAT:  
A learning and performance workshop, this two-day program starts off with a day of mentoring with 2013 Festival performers. The second day takes place at the Winnipeg Folk Festival site where participants will showcase their talents on the Young Performers Stage. Enjoy the experience of a captive audience eager to discover new talent, and for added star status, the concert is recorded live to be broadcast following the festival.

Past Mentors have included:
Steve Dawson, Greg MacPherson, Ruth Moody & Heather Masse (Wailin’ Jenny’s), Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), Amelia Curran, Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Jill Barber,  Kinnie Starr,  John K Samson (Weakerthans), John Mann (Spirit of the West), Christine Fellows, Dave Bidini (Rheostatics),  Catherine MacLellan, Andrew White (Apostle of Hustle), Jason Collett, Carolyn Mark, Justin Rutledge, Natalia Zukerman and many more.

Contact: ypp@winnipegfolkfestival.ca

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