PURPOSE

In partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, this program will support travel for emerging and established Indigenous musicians to attend music engagements and other professional development opportunities significant to their career.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You are eligible to apply to this program if you:

  • Are an Ontario-based Indigenous music artist*;
  • Live in Ontario for at least 8 months of the year;
  • Have lived in Ontario for at least one year before your application; and,
  • Are a Canadian citizen.

*(the definition of Indigenous includes Metis, Inuit, Status and Non-Status peoples)

ELIGIBLE AND INELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

Eligible:

  • Airplane, train or bus tickets
  • Taxi or shuttle bus fares to and from airports, train stations or bus stations
  • Extra luggage fare for large instrument transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals or per diem expenses

Ineligible:

  • Showcase fees
  • Business and promotion expenses, such as business cards and postcards

 

WHO MAKES DECISIONS ABOUT THE GRANTS?

The NDN Talent Collective is a recommender organization of the Ontario Arts Council. Recommenders are organizations who are authorized by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) to receive applications, review them and make recommendations for the grants in this program. The OAC has allocated a budget to the NDN Talent Collective.

Recommenders make decisions based on the quality of the artist’s work and other funding priorities they establish, including the impact the engagement will have on furthering your music career. Please note, because of the limited budget available and the number of applications received, it is not possible to fund all eligible applications or grant the full amount requested.

Within six weeks of the application deadline the recommender (NDN Talent Collective) will inform you whether your application will be funded. The NDN Talent Collective will mail cheques to the address provided in your application. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the online application form, include audio support of your work. If you require a printable version of the application, please email sage@thendntalentagency.com and send it to the NDN Talent Collective.:

The NDN Talent Collective
402 – 460 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1

Application deadline: May 2, 2016

RESTRICTIONS

  • You can receive one Aboriginal Musicians Travel Assistance grant per OAC program year (April 1 – March 31)
  • You are not eligible to re-apply until you have reported on a previous grant in this program

 

REPORTING

Within one year of the grant cheque date, you have to complete a brief report on how the grant was spent and including your final budget.

WHOM DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact me:

Sage Paul, General Manager, NDN Talent Collective
+1 416 459 8280 or sage@NDNtalent.com


Application Form

Fields marked with an * are required

Applicant:


About Me:

Describe your professional history including training, professional paid performance history for at least the past two years, discography, etc.

For groups, please provide a brief history for the last two years, including milestones, discography, and performance history.


Description of Travel Activities

If funded, how do you plan to execute your plan? Include your itinerary, dates, routing, stopovers, meetings, etc.

As concisely and thorough as possible, describe why your attendance or participation at this engagement is important and how it will further develop your musical career.


BUDGET

This program will fund $500-$3500 of your travel budget. Requests for $3500+ will be made for exceptional circumstances, which can be described in the "Expenses Breakdown and Notes" field below.

 

Eligible Expenses

Revenues

Your total eligible expenses must equal the total budget.


Support Materials

Please email support materials to sage@theNDNtalentagency.com.

Use the space below to describe your support materials and provide any instructions to the selection committee.

We would prefer url links to your support materials, which you can provide in the space below. 

Note: Your letter of invitation, contract or proof of conference registration should include date, venue and fee (if applicable), as well as details of any other compensation or support being provided by the presenter.