On Wednesday, July 11, Music Nova Scotia is presenting a Music Funding Information Session and Performance Coaching Workshop at the Grand Lake Road Emergency Service Centre, located at 850 Grand Lake Road in Sydney. The session will take place in the Auditorium on the first floor of the building, starting at 2pm.
Whether you’re an emerging artist or established artist, or a music industry professional, this session will offer advice, relay helpful anecdotes, explain which funding programs you might qualify for, and help you to write a great application. This is essential insider’s knowledge to help improve your chances at receiving grants.
Mickey Quase (Emerging Music Business Program – Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage) and Laura Simpson (Export Development Program and Regional Education Coordinator for FACTOR) will host the information session about funding from the Emerging Music Business Program, Export Development Program and FACTOR.
The funding session will help you learn where to look for funding, how to apply, and how to be successful applicants, but money isn’t everything. When the time comes, you’ve got to be able to show off what you’ve got. The Performance Coaching Workshop with Wayne O’Connor is designed to give you great tips on how to have the biggest impact on stage.
O’Connor is a 30-year veteran of the music industry and has too many accomplishments to even name. His performance workshops are a must for any performing artist. He has worked with artists such as Joel Plaskett, Gordie Sampson, George Canyon, Ashley MacIsaac, Crash Test Dummies, David Myles and many many more. He is a well of information and any opportunity to tap that well should not be missed. O’Connor will be working with local rocker Jay Smith (Rock Ranger, Matt Mays) in the Performance Coaching Workshop.
This will be a very informative afternoon for all levels of musicians and those who manage them.