Canadian Music Week, together with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), is proud to announce the all-new Scotiabank Arena Bursary Program, which will be granted to 15 aspiring music industry professionals in 2023. In an effort to continue introducing new talent into the live entertainment industry, this program aims to break barriers and provide an avenue for live music’s brightest aspiring executives to participate in Canadian Music Week for the first time, learn more about this ever-growing and changing industry and build their network.
Each Scotiabank Arena Bursary Program recipient will receive a 2023 Canadian Music Week Music Summit Conference pass which allows them to sit in on a variety of educational discussions and meet a diverse cross-section of members in the music community in an effort to accelerate their network and career path. They will also have direct access to relevant industry representatives through pre-arranged one-on-one meetings in the CMW Conference Mentor’s Café. Each recipient will also experience the Live Music Industry Awards show where they will mingle with members of the live music community and see first-hand how a live production operates. This is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and ideas and to build new contacts within the industry.
The Scotiabank Arena Bursary Program is open to Canadian resident applicants and encourages applications from equity-seeking groups. To apply for the Bursary Program, applicants can complete the application form online to explain who they are and why they want to attend Canadian Music Week. MLSE will have access to all applications to determine the appropriate recipients. Details of all successful applicants will remain strictly confidential.
Bursary applicants must:
- Be an aspiring executive has been volunteering or working part-time or full-time in the live music business OR a student currently enrolled/attending a Live Entertainment (or Live Entertainment adjacent) certificate/diploma program
- Be available to attend Live Music Touring Summit Day and Live Music Industry Awards on June 9, 2023
- Be available to attend pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings on June 9, 2023 (option to attend CMW Conference programming June 8 & 10, 2023)
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2023