Archive for August, 2010


NLAC: Upcoming grant deadline: Community Arts Program – September 30, 2010

August 31, 2010

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its:

Community Arts Program (Find out more about the Community Arts Program)

To support projects by community based, non-profit arts organizations and groups

Application deadline: September 30, 2010

(Projects must start on/after December 1, 2010)

Contact the NLAC for an application form and details:

The Newman Building

1 Springdale Street

St. John’s, NL

726-2212 or

toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)


Music NL: Culture Business Workshop: Oct. 16-17

August 31, 2010

A 2-day workshop, entitled “Culture as Business”, that will be presented in a dozen locations across Canada in 2010-2011, including St. John’s on the weekend of October 16-17.

The workshop is for artists, musicians, writers, actors, dancers, and anyone else looking to make a living in the cultural sector. Please pass this information along to students, colleagues, or others who may be interested.

Items covered include:

Career options & lifestyle implications

The economics of culture

Hard skills (Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, Taxes)

Soft skills (Contracts, Copyright/IP, Negotiation, Marketing & Promotion, Professional Communication)

Long-term planning (Statistical Resources, Market Research, Strategic Planning)

By the end of the weekend, participants will have the beginnings of a comprehensive business plan, something that they can literally take to the bank.

Registration is $250/person for two days, with a reduced price of $200/person for groups of 5 or more individuals. For further details, or to register online, please see

Paul E. Guise, MBA, PhD

Culture Consult


MusicNL/FACTOR Monday Open Mic. Expressions of Interest Required

August 31, 2010

Music Newfoundland & Labrador is excited to announce the launch of “MusicNL/FACTOR Monday Open Mic” a weekly songsmith stage from 8:00 to 11:00 every Monday night starting September 6th, 2010. By all means drop by and share a few of your songs and network with other songwriters and musicians.

Each Monday a singer-songwriter will host the evening’s festivities with ample time allotted for guests. Please contact Jerry Stamp if you are interested in hosting a night.

There will be no cover but we will have a collection jar to help cover the week to week costs of the event.

Any questions please contact the office 709-754-2574 for more information.

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758


Education Coordinator Position Avaliable With Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues

August 30, 2010






The Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of the WJB music education and mentoring program. Must possess a passion for music education in the community and utilize innovative ways to bring WJB to the forefront. This position requires a motivated, independent, and out-going person with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as well as the ability to work under pressure.


  • B.A. in Music, B. Mus., B.Ed., B. Mus. Ed, or relevant experience
  • Must be self motivated and posses the ability to motivate others
  • Must display strong initiative and be able to work with minimum supervision

To view the full job description click here


Rick Fines (with Special Guest; Ian Foster) Live at the S.S. Meigle, Friday, September 10th, 2010

August 27, 2010

Rising Star Promotions & Molson Canadian Proudly Present:
RICK FINES (with Special Guest; Ian Foster)
Live at the S.S. MEIGLE
Friday, September 10th., 2010

Tickets Go on Sale Friday, August 27. and are only $6.00 in advance, or $8.00 at the Door.

A Limited Number of Advance tickets available at the S.S. MEIGLE Lounge, Seal Cove, Fred’s Records, 198 Duckworth Street, St. Johns or by e-mailing;

A Free Molson Product with each paid addmission!

The MEIGLE is an excellent Live Music Venue. The Sound is amazing, The sight lines are beautiful, and there’s Plenty of seating for everyone!

PLUS there is a FREE BUS to and from the event! It leaves the Breezeway Entrance of the MUN Student Center at 8:30 pm, stop’s by City Hall at 8:45 pm, and then heads in to the S.S. MEIGLE for the show.
After the show, the bus will return via the same route… so if you are inclined to go to George Street… you still can!
The Bus is FREE!!!

It is the much antisipated return of RICK FINES to the rock!!

Who is RICK FINES you ask?

He is a Juno & Handy Award Nomanee, Multiple MBA Winner, Winner of the prestegeous International Songwriting Competition and considered one of the finest guitar players in North America… and he is Coming to Newfoundland!


Photo’s From the Planet Earth Performance During the 2010 WIJBF

August 27, 2010

Planet Earth played two great nights at  Dusk Ultralounge during the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival in St. John’s Newfoundland. Here are a selection of pictures from the night.


2010 Music & Image One-on-One Meetings – Call for Submissions

August 25, 2010

International music industry professionals and buyers will travel from across Canada and the USA to take part in this year’s Music & Image One-on-One Meetings. Export-ready artists, artist managers and representatives are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with high-profile film, TV and new media industry professionals. These 15 minute sessions have been crafted to allow export-ready artist and representatives face-to-face meetings with these industry players, including buyers, music supervisors and publishers.  There will also be scheduled networking events and mixers arranged to facilitate the development of contacts and building of relationships between the film and music industries.

Detailed information on each delegate (biographies and photos) as well as the Music & Image One-on-One Meetings Online Request Form is now available – CLICK HERE.

One-on-One Meetings take place Friday, September 17th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. All meetings will take place at The Sonic Temple, 1674 Hollis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Deadline for meeting submission is Thursday, September 2nd by 5:00 pm.

The Music & Image One-on-One Meetings are open to registered delegates of the Atlantic Film Festival or Music & Image Program at the 30th Atlantic Film Festival. Pre-registration is required. For further information on these events or for information to register for a Music & Image delegate pass, please visit

Criteria: Open to export-ready artists, managers, artist representatives, composers, labels and companies.

  • must have professional press kit/bio/web presence (own website, myspace etc.)
  • must have released at least one professionally manufactured CD
  • must have professional marketing plan/ business plan
  • must have attended an Export Readiness Training Workshop / exporting experience

*Participants will be requested to check in 10 minutes prior to their first pre-scheduled one-on-one meeting.

**Please review all delegate bios/background information thoroughly before requesting your one-on-one meetings (maximum 8 meetings per artist/representative) to ensure you choose those who are a “good fit” for your genre of music and reflect your career goals.

CLICK HERE to request your Music & Image One-on-One Meetings

CLICK HERE to view the Music & Image Take 6 Program

For more details, please visit

*Music & Image is a collaboration between the Atlantic Film Festival Association and the East Coast Music Association with the objective of bridging the gap between music & the film, television and new media industry.


Photo’s From H’Sao Performance at the 2010 WIJBF

August 25, 2010

H’sao got the audience moving at there concert during the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues festival in St. John’s. Here are a selection of photographs from a great night.


Tanya Tagaq’s Performance at the 2010 WIJBF

August 24, 2010

The unique music and sound of Tanya Tagaq could be seen at this years Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival. Here are a selection of photographs from her performance at the Masonic Temple.

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Upcoming Grant Deadline: Professional Project Grants Program with NLAC

August 24, 2010

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its:

Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists, groups, and non-profit arts organizations)

Application deadline: 15 September 2010
(Projects must start on/after 15 November 2010)

Contact the NLAC for an application form and details:
The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s
726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)

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