Performance Opportunity: Manitoba Music Video Series Presenting Manitoba Musicians in Their Stomping Grounds

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DEADLINE: 4PM CST Thursday February 18, 2021

Manitoba Music is now taking submissions for a new video project presented with the support of Safe At Home MB. The series will explore the undeniable connection local musicians have to their stomping grounds, their homes, studios, neighbourhoods, and favourite music venues. 

This genre-spanning series will provide a glimpse into Manitoba musicians’ creative spaces and their neighbourhoods. Artists will be asked to speak about their creative process, explore their connections to their home and neighbourhood, and provide an intimate performance. Episodes will culminate on stage, with a performance at a local music venue. As a mix of interview and performance, this series will provide the artists an opportunity to share their stories.

This is a paid opportunity. Artists from across the province, with a special focus on Indigenous and Francophone artists, are invited to apply. Videos will be approximately 20 minutes long and feature two songs. All performances will be recorded in accordance with public health guidelines with a professional film crew. Videos will be streamed to Manitoba Music's 11,000+ followers on Facebook and YouTube this spring.

Artists considered for this opportunity must:

  • Be capable of performing two songs of original music live
  • Have had recent notable developments from the past year (recording, touring, music releases, showcases, media coverage etc.)
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and a current resident of Manitoba
  • Be prepared to promote and share the event over social media
  • Be prepared to have a small professional film crew and a rep from Manitoba in their spaces, following public health guidelines
  • Be available to film in March (dates TBD)

To submit:

  • Fill out the submission form below
  • Update your Manitoba Music profile with:
  • Current music (up to three tracks -- may be selected for streaming playlists)
  • Current artist bio  
  • Current high resolution image (300 dpi) uploaded to “Files” section
  • Links to social media

Submissions will be evaluated by a selection committee based on:

  • Music
  • Recent notable activity
  • Demonstration of connection to neighbourhood
  • Engagement on social and streaming platform
  • Quality of promotional materials

For more info, please contact:

Rachel Stone
Operations & Communications Manager
Manitoba Music
Treaty 1 Territory
rachel@manitobamusic.com

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