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The Business for the Arts Awards – Nominations are now Open – Due April 15th

March 28, 2011

• The Edmund C. Bovey Award is given to an individual business professional who has demonstrated exemplary leadership support of the arts. The winner of the Bovey Award receives a unique work of art and $20,000 to donate to the arts organizations(s) of his or her choice.

• The Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Awards are comprised of four awards recognizing companies that have shown an outstanding commitment to the arts in Canada. Awards include: Best Entrepreneurial Partnership, Most Effective Corporate Program, Most Innovative Marketing Sponsorship and Small Business Partnership.

• The Arnold Edinborough Award recognizes an individual young professional under the age of 40 who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and volunteerism in the arts. The Arnold Edinborough Award winner receives a unique work of art and $5,000 to donate to the arts organization(s) of his or her choice.

Business for the Arts is partnering with the Globe and Mail and CTV/Bravo to help you recognize the businesses and volunteers who have helped your cultural organization to thrive and flourish. Nominations are now open for the Business for the Arts awards, recognizing Canada’s great business leaders in the arts. Winning arts-business partnerships will be profiled through our national media partnerships, (including a series of ads in the Globe and Mail and a 30min segment on Bravo’s Arts & Minds), and on-stage at our annual awards gala in the Fall, which attracts 400+ of Canada’s arts and business leaders. This is a fabulous opportunity to thank your private sector partners on a grand scale for all they do for your organization.

There is certainly an individual in your midst who has donated tremendous amounts of time, talent and treasure who is deserving of the Bovey Award, and the $20,000 prize that comes with it to donate to the arts organization of their choice; or an under 40 star volunteer who would be eligible for the Arnold Edinborough Award, and the complementing $5,000 award prize, again to be donated to the arts organization of their choice. There is also likely a small business and national corporation who has done wonders for your organization as a sponsor, both in-kind and/or monetarily. This is your chance to tell these stories of private philanthropy and contribution from the private sector. And our chance as a sector to help inspire others to follow suit!

To learn more about our awards program and nomination process,

please visit OR contact Kaija Corlazzoli, Gala Producer at (416) 871-4275 or


Position Available as Promotions & Programs Officer with Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art & Design

January 17, 2011

The Board of Directors of the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art & Design is seeking a full-time Promotions & Programs Officer.

The successful candidate will work closely with existing staff to help plan, implement, and promote craft and art classes, special events and promotional activities.

The ideal candidate for this position will have

  • experience developing website content and using social media tools
  • experience writing & designing brochures and promotional materials
  • knowledge of the craft and art communities
  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of all ages
  • the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • initiative, energy, flexibility, and creative problem solving skills

Individuals who are well organized, savvy with social media and have excellent writing skills are encouraged to apply.

This position is dependent on funding approval.  Applicants must have a current EI claim or whose EI benefit period has ended within the last three years.
Remuneration for this position is $15/hour

Full-time 35 hour work week with some evenings and weekends required

To apply, send your resume and a letter of application

By mail or hand-deliver to

Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art & Design

278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL, A1C 1H3

Or e-mail to



The Canadian Independent Music Association Job Opportunity

November 19, 2010


The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is seeking a dynamic President to manage the affairs of the association and to oversee its operations in the rapidly evolving and changing environment that faces today’s music and recording industry.

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the national trade association representing the English‐language,

Canadian‐owned sector of the music industry.

CIMA’s mandate is to secure a strong and economically stable Canadian independent music and sound recording industry. Our

membership consists of more than 160 Canadian‐owned record labels, managers, distributors and professionals involved in

every aspect of the Canadian music industry.

CIMA’s leadership over the past 30 years has resulted in the creation of policy, funding support and trade initiatives which have

greatly benefited the independent music sector.

Primary Responsibilities

I. Helps define and create strategic goals for CIMA.

II. Ensures that policy and strategic direction approved by the Board is effectively executed. The President

provides timely and accurate reports to Board, supports Board committees, organizes Board meetings and

the Annual Meeting, assists in ensuring that the Board and Association act within its By‐Laws, and works

with the Board’s Executive Committee on the Association’s operations.

III. Recommends yearly budget for Board approval, implements budgets and initiatives approved by the

Board and prudently manages organization’s resources within these budget guidelines.

IV. Oversees and works with key staff and contractors to ensure that events and projects occur as projected

and works with a variety of funders to ensure that appropriate events and projects continue to take place.

Works to extend and develop the Canadian Blast showcasing brand both in Canada and in export markets.

V. Maintains effective relationships with CIMA members, music industry groups, provincial and federal

government departments and agencies and with stakeholders whose missions complement that of CIMA;

maintains effective relationships with independent music industry associations, festivals and events

within the international community.

VI. Monitors and analyzes the regulatory environment and cultural policies that impact on the independent

music sector; prepares official responses and recommends approaches to be taken; presents CIMA

position(s) in public forums.

VII. Takes a strategic approach to identifying and managing emerging complex issues which continue to

impact on the independent sector.

VIII. Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, identifying potential sources, establishing strategies

to approach funders, overseeing proposals and fundraising records and documentation.

IX. Represents the association to other organizations as well as to the media and public at large.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Strong leader with vision as to the future development of the music industry
  • Team builder
  • Familiarity with the Canadian media and entertainment sector
  • Knowledge of the broadcast industry and especially the radio sector
  • Knowledge of the Canadian regulatory system vis‐à‐vis the music industry
  • Knowledge of intellectual property rights issues
  • The ability to work with a board of directors and membership who have diverse interests

Strategic thinker and vision to provide the board of directors with options and solutions as technology continues to change the music industry

  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills with the drive to produce results
  • Flexibility in working hours and ability to travel is required
  • Bilingualism would be an asset

Salary is negotiable.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

View the full PDF Job Description here


ECMA Week 2011 On-line Registration & Housing Requests Now Available

November 4, 2010

Early Bird Prices Being Offered

(Charlottetown) – On-line registration for East Coast Music Week 2011 is now available via  Special early bird rates are in effect for those who register by end of business day Friday, January 14, 2011. Pre-registration deadline for the event is end of business day Wednesday, March 9, 2011.  After this date, delegate passes will be sold on-site only.

An exciting new pass for fans has been created for the 2011 event.  The Showcase Pass allows access to the core ECMA showcase venues – Rock Stage, Roots Room, Rising Star Showcase, Songwriter’s Circle, Bluebird North Showcase, and Discovery Stage.

ECMA Week 2011 Registration Packages:

To become on ECMA member, check out more details at

For ECMA Members

Early Bird Conference Pass – $150

Conference Pass – $200

Executive Delegate Pass – $355

Showcase Pass – $100

For ECMA Non-Members

Early Bird Conference Pass – $200

Conference Pass – $250

Executive Delegate Pass – $415

Showcase Pass – $125

The Conference Pass entitles purchaser to all 2011 conference sessions, workshops and seminars.  It also provides access to the Discovery Stage and Post Awards Party.

The Executive Delegate Pass entitles purchaser to all conference sessions, workshops and seminars.  It also provides access to the ECMA Industry Awards, all ECMA Official showcases (Rock Stage, Roots Room, Songwriter’s Circle, Bluebird North Showcase, Discovery Stage and Rising Star Showcase) and the Post Awards Party.  No pass allows access to the Music Awards Gala.  Tickets for the Gala must be purchased separately.  Individual Gala tickets and Showcase tickets will be available via  Further details will be released at a later date.

Information is also now available for ECMA 2011 housing registration. The necessary request form can be found at Housing staff will provide information on available options and match requests as they come in.

Once again the ECMA is proud to have Delta Hotels as a member partner and host hotel for the 2011 event.  Delta has been offering preferred rates to ECMA members for many years.  All Delta hotels in the Maritimes are on the preferred rates list.

East Coast Music Week is an annual event organized by the East Coast Music Association as a critical part of its mission statement. The 2011 event will take place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 13-17.  The ECMA is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to foster, develop, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally. The ECMA currently has over 800 members.


Call for Submissions – Canadian Blast! at MIDEM Jan 25, 2011 (Cannes, France)

October 15, 2010

CIMA announces a call for submissions for Canadian export-ready artists to perform at Canadian Blast! at MIDEM on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 (Morrison’s Lounge – Cannes).
This is the third year for Canadian Blast! at MIDEM, the world’s biggest indie trade fair. Artists selected for the final line-up must have a rep registered with the Canada Stand at MIDEM 2011 representing their business interests, and must have the resources to follow-through on opportunities resulting from the showcase.
Submission deadline is the 5:00 pm on Monday, November 8, 2010. The final line-up is selected by committee. Artists will be notified of their status on November 17, 2010.
For further information, please contact Kathy Hahn at or by phone to 416-485-3152, ext. 227.


Sponsor of the Week: Dray Media

October 12, 2010

The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not be possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors. To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues will be showcasing a different sponsor each week. This week’s Sponsor of the Week is Dray Media.

“Our clients are not looking for the ordinary. They know they want more, know they’re capable of getting there. They look to DRAY Media to make the connection between aspirations and reality. Our reputation for stellar creative in multimedia design, marketing and communications is well known. We take the time to immerse ourselves in the culture of our clients, learning their goals, priorities and targets, to develop unique platforms to package our solutions. And we invest what it takes to ensure every detail contributes to advancing their goals. We take our client’s success seriously.”


Music NL Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop October 30th!

October 8, 2010

Music Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to offer its export-ready musicians, managers and company representatives an advanced Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop on Saturday, October 30th held at the Delta St. John’s (Salon G) from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Learn the skill sets and tools to forward your career in the business of music!

This full-day advanced Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop, facilitated by internationally-acclaimed pitching consultant Jan Miller, is designed for export-ready artists, managers and companies who wish to perfect their presentation and one-on-one pitching techniques while developing relationships with music industry buyers.

Learn the components to strengthen your personal communication styles and adapt pitches for conversational, one-on-one business meetings. Participants will take part in an interactive, two-hour session focusing on the elements essential to conducting an effective business meeting through observing live, one-on-one pitch conversations in action. Guest Speakers: Shelley Nordstrom (ECMA Export Manager, Halifax, NS), Val Denn (Val Denn Agency, TX), Jonny Stevens (Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS).

I would like to thank you for the wealth of knowledge you provided during the export readiness training workshop. I feel very enlightened and excited to discover another avenue to direct my music. I took some great notes and the insight and materials provided will better prepare me for one-on-one meetings in the future”.

Patrick Molloy, Recording Artist

Pre-registration is required $25 and includes a light lunch.  To register, contact MusicNL at (709) 754-2574 (

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