$20,000 to support the winner’s career!

Once again Casino Nova Scotia is calling on emerging Nova Scotian musicians to compete for the annual Artist in Residence program! This program will provide the selected musician/group with $20,000 in funding to assist with developing their career through recording, marketing, and live performance opportunities.  Music Nova Scotia is administering the program and will provide career path support and exciting industry showcase opportunities such as Nova Scotia Music Week and Canadian Music Week

Applications are now open!

Along with general contact information, web and social media links, applicants must have the following prepared before beginning the application; these elements are mandatory and must accompany your submission:

Current biography.

Current press photo.

Statement on artists’ goals and career plan. You must provide an extensive plan outlining the coming year’s goals, plans, and career trajectory. Once you have completed the plan, attach the document to the application via the “attachments” tab at the bottom of the application form.

Web link to a music streaming site where a maximum of 3 songs are available; these songs will be evaluated by the jury. Please only link 3 songs – do not provide a link to a player which features more than 3 songs (e.g. a full album).

Lyric sheets for the 3 songs you will be submitting.

The applicant evaluation process will include:

Review of online applications and demos

Interview with selected applicants

Live performance of the finalists on September 20, 2019

For more information or to apply to Casino Nova Scotia’s Artist in Residence Program, contact:

Grace Russell
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia

off: +1 902-423-6271 Ext. 115
direct: +1 902-800-8525
mob: +1 902-223-1460