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MusiCounts TD Community Music Program / Le Programme de subventions communautaires pour la musique de MusiCompte-TD

“The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program provides musical instruments and equipment to community centres, after-school programs and other community non-profit organizations. MusiCounts supports both new and existing music programs. Community organizations who need instruments to ensure their music program’s sustained growth are encouraged to apply, as are community organizations who hope to begin offering a music program with MusiCounts’ help. The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program is offered in allotments up to $25,000 to deserving programs who are in need of MusiCounts’ support.”

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“Le Programme de subventions communautaires pour la musique de MusiCompte-TD fournit des instruments et du matériel de musique aux centres communautaires, aux programmes d’activités parascolaires et à d’autres organismes communautaires sans but lucratif. MusiCompte s’adresse tant aux nouveaux programmes de musique qu’à ceux qui existent déjà. Les organismes communautaires qui ont besoin d’instruments pour continuer de développer leur programme de musique sont invités à présenter une demande, tout comme le sont ceux qui espèrent pouvoir commencer à offrir un programme de musique avec l’aide de MusiCompte.

L’aide accordée aux programmes méritants dans le cadre du Programme de subventions communautaires pour la musique de MusiCompte-TD peut aller jusqu’à 25 000 $.”

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Music Care Conference 2021 – The Power of Music: Innovations in Care (Mar 16-18, online)

“In 2021 we are looking at how innovations in care are helping to change our approach and increase success in delivering music care within our various healthcare environments.

We come together with a common goal to enhance quality of life and improve the care experience through music!

  • Day 1, March 16 – Music, Well-Being & Technology
  • Day 2, March 17 – Music & Wellness in Young People
  • Day 3, March 18 – Music in Care Settings

How Our Virtual Music Care Conference Works

This is a compressed, three day conference. Each day there will be three components for you to experience.

  • Performance – a live, recorded one-hour performance with Q & A interactions from the artist
  • Presentations – view, on your own time, 6 – 7 live, recorded presentations by our speakers from around the world
  • LIVE Panel Discussion – presentation speakers engage in conversation where you will be able to ask questions via the chat room

Once you have registered you will receive an email notification from “Eventbrite”. Instructions will be sent prior to the start of the conference with links on how to watch and participated each day.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

-from Music Care Conference

SHINE Virtual Concert in Support of the Shine Music Bursary

Tickets on sale now! All proceeds support the SHINE Music Bursary. 

The 12th Annual SHINE Concert

With performances by G.R. Gritt, Julian Taylor, Emily Burgess, Michelle Rumball and Charmie.

And featuring 2021 bursary recipients Alexa Michaels, Jess Wedden, Katherine Fischer and Whitney Otis

SHINE keeps alive the memory and music of friends we’ve lost Jim Fay, James Gray, Doug Queen, and Bruce Adamson, while helping to further the passions of young musicians who face barriers to their study and practice of folk and traditional music.”

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-from SHINE

Harmonize – An ImagineNATIVE Mentorship

Deadline: December 14, 2020

Harmonize is the imagineNATIVE/Slaight Bullseye Prize reimagined to connect Indigenous musicians with the screen industry and foster collaboration between musicians and filmmakers.

Harmonize, supported by Slaight, is a networking and mentorship opportunity for a Toronto-based Indigenous musician at any stage of their career who is interested in pursuing composition for film & television while working on their own project(s). 

Harmonize is approximately one year in length, running from January to December 2021. It includes sessions with industry professionals who work at the intersection of film & music, networking opportunities to connect with filmmakers and other musicians, in-kind studio time from Bedtracks to professionally record and mix their own track, and consultation with Indigenous-music catalogue Nagamo. 

This opportunity will culminate with $10,000 towards a project, determined by imagineNATIVE staff and the recipient, that combines music and the screen, ex. a music video, composing the score for a short film.

Scheduling of sessions will be determined with the recipient to accommodate their schedule.”

For more information, please visit:

-from ImagineNATIVE

Profile Highlight: Participatory Creative Music Hub (Canadian New Music Network)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Participatory Creative Music Hub photo. Seven hands with music notes drawn on top of them, reaching towards butterflies and more music notes in the sky.

“The Participatory Creative Music Hub showcases people from all walks of life creating music together. Whatever you call it – participatory creative music, community music, jamming, co-composition, improvisation, music exploration, listening games or having fun with sound – The Hub celebrates music creativity for everyone. Whether they are 4, 40 or 94 years of age, an experienced musician or making music for the first time – everyone has active input in the creative process. The Hub sparks new inspiration through shared processes. Next time your group makes amazing music, share the process to the project catalogue, and check out other projects for new ideas while you’re at it. Walking into a new situation? Want to brush up on your skills? Check out Tips and Tools. Creative music projects include those in schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, social services and prisons, using materials as varied as playdough, stethoscopes, found objects, acoustic instruments, rock band instruments, field recorders and digital software.”

To read more about the Participatory Music Hub, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Room 217’s Free Music Care Webinar Series

Informative, accessible, and free of charge!

“Learn from experts in diverse music care fields in this monthly series. Each season of the Music Care Webinar Series is curated to bring you an eclectic range of current topics and engaging speakers. From mental health to dementia care, neurological music therapy to end-of-life care, these hour-long sessions cover a broad bandwidth of music’s influence.

Visit our Reference Library. All archived webinars are available for listening at your leisure along with presentation slides, sorted by topic.

The Music Care Webinar Series:

  • takes place the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
  • are 60 minutes each with a Q&A period
  • have no cost (registration required for each webinar)

Join Us for Our Free Music Care Webinar Series 2020 – 2021


Sept 9: Music in Times of Plague and COVID-19 – Remi Chiu [REGISTER]

Oct 14: Noise Solution: A top 100 performing UK social enterprise discusses its digital music mentoring- Simon Glenister [REGISTER

Nov 11: The hills are alive with the sound of spiritual care: spirituality, music, and palliative care – Bob Tees [REGISTER

Dec 9: Memory Tracks: A Care App to Support People Living with Dementia – Gordon Anderson [REGISTER]


Jan 13: Attention, Memory, and Executive Functions: an introduction to cognitive training techniques with Neurologic Music Therapy – Elizabeth Nightingale [REGISTER]

Feb 10: Hearing Loss Prevention as we Age – Marshall Chasin [REGISTER]

Mar 10: Using Music to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness in Long-Term Care – Lauren Winemaker, Mara Medeiros, Chelsea Mackinnon [REGISTER]

Apr 14: Scaling Music Care – Bev Foster [REGISTER]

May 12: Working with a multidisciplinary team in brain injury rehabilitation – Justis Krar [REGISTER]

Jun 9: Intergenerational Education and Creative Music Programs – Caroline Brendel Pacheco [REGISTER]”

For more information, please visit:

-from Room 217

2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020: Free Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture (Sept 4-6)

Buffy Sainte-Marie and a diverse lineup of 33 award-winning and emerging Indigenous artists are all streaming at Virtual 2 Rivers Remix 2020, September 4 • 5 • 6

Now in it’s third year, ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix has been a FREE multi-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation in ‘Q’emcin (aka the Village of Lytton). 
2RMX 2020 is part of, a new indigenous-led online platform to highlight and support streaming of contemporary Indigenous performances in the Summer of COVID-19. provides a single point of reference and discovery for audiences tuned into the burgeoning BC Indigenous music scene. is collaborative project of BC Indigenous arts presenters including: 2 Rivers Remix Society, Savage Production Society, Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Vines Festival/Resilient Roots.

What:  2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020 – 3rd annual, 3-day, 33 artist FREE Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture

When:  Streaming Friday Sept. 4, Saturday Sept 5, Sunday Sept. 6 @ 5pm-11pm (each day)

Why:  BC’s Premier Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music… and did we mention it’s ALL FREE!

Who:  33 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres

Where:  Your usual live-streaming platforms

How:  Register for FREE at! to access exclusive 2RMX streams.”

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-from 2 Rivers Remix

First Up with RBCxMusic / À l’affiche avec RBC

“To support the Canadian music community during these challenging times, RBC is excited to introduce First Up with RBCxMusic, a series of 30-minute, recorded performances submitted from selected emerging artists across Canada.

Each individual performance will be a part of a cross-country initiative that includes emerging Canadian musicians and recording artists. RBC will provide each selected individual participant with a $1000 reward (or up to $1500 for a group of 2 or more selected participants), promotional support and mentorship opportunities.

Are you ready to show Canada how Music Makes You?

Check out if this opportunity is for you!

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Afin de soutenir le secteur canadien de la musique durant cette période difficile, RBC lance À l’affiche avec RBC, une série de prestations enregistrées de trente minutes d’artistes émergents de partout au Canada.

Chaque prestation fera partie d’une initiative nationale à laquelle participeront des musiciens et artistes émergents canadiens. RBC versera à chaque artiste sélectionné une somme de 1 000 $ (ou une somme pouvant aller jusqu’à 1 500 $ pour un groupe de deux personnes ou plus), et lui fournira du soutien promotionnel et des occasions de mentorat.

Êtes-vous prêt à montrer au Canada comment la musique vous façonne ?

Consultez les détails afin de voir si cette occasion est pour vous !

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-source: RBCxMusic

Stay Home Music Activities

Louise Campbell, in Montreal, shares with us a curated list “of links to music activities that are adaptable for 2-5 people in our Stay Home new normal.” Follow the links below for the lists!:

Stay Home Music Activities

At a time when we’re all being asked to Stay Home, I’m sending good vibes in the form of music activities for you and the people you are staying home with. Most of these activities refer to groups of people, but the activities work equally as well with 2-5 people, roughly the number of people in one household. Adapt by reducing the number of parts, and putting one person to a part.


Musique à la maison

À un moment où on nous demande tous de rester à la maison, j’envoie de bonnes vibrations sous forme d’activités musicales pour vous et les gens avec lesquelles vous restez à la maison. La plupart de ces activités se réfèrent à des groupes, mais les activités fonctionnent également avec 2 à 5 personnes, à peu près le nombre de personnes dans un logement. Adaptez les activités en réduisant le nombre de parties et en mettant une personne sure chaque partie.

Les activités:

Choir!ntine: EPIC Social Distan-Sing-Along! on Facebook Live

“The experts have spoken and we’re seriously taking their advice that sticking close to home, and limiting exposure to other people will help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, it’s been sad to have to postpone gigs in Toronto and around the world. But just because we’re now in a time of “social distancing”, doesn’t mean we can’t hang out, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do this Tuesday!

Where, you ask?
Choir! Choir! Choir!’s FaceBook page!

Choir!ntine” – An EPIC Social Distan-Sing-Along!
Starting at 8pm EST, DaBu will broadcast from their living room and everyone is invited to log on and sing with us. And just like our shows, we’ll hang out, share some laughs and hold our C!ommunity close. Whether you’ve ever come out to Choir! or not, you are invited to join us online.

Here’s what you’ll need to have/do:
-A couple screens close by (e.g. laptop, tablet, phone).
-Download the lyrics included in this invite
-Be ready to sing!

Pretty simple, actually.

Also, you don’t need any special gear. It’s just you, singing in front of your computer/phone. You will be able to comment and chat with us but we obviously won’t be able to see you!
We still recommend you wear clothing!

Here’s the list of songs we will definitely be singing:
-Stand By Me
-You’ve Got A Friend
-Space Oddity
-Wish You Were Here
-Lean On Me
-With A Little Help From My Friends
-Friends (Theme Song)

Here’s a google drive link to the folder with PDFs of all the lyrics for you to download or print off beforehand.”

For more information, please visit the event page.

-from Choir! Choir! Choir!