Are You an Artist Looking to Network with Like-Minded People? Look Here

Part of the National Music Centre’s mandate is to work with Canada’s Music Incubator, an organization that wants to do with music and musicians what tech incubators do in the tech space.

One of their programs is called AE West, which stands for Artist Entrepreneur West. This is a five-week creative entrepreneurship program designed to “help emerging professional artists, of all musical genres, develop sustainable businesses and careers via hands-on mentoring, networking, and collaboration.” The next session will run from November 7 to December 8 at the NMC on 4th Street SE in Calgary. This version of the program is a spin-off of the Toronto-based Artist Entrepreneur program.

Although the normal cost is $7,500, artists will only be charged $1,600 because TD Bank and the Viewpoint Foundation are stepping in to subsidize things.

Approximately a dozen artists will be able to take part. Among the perks is the ability to use the new artist facilities at the NMC and Studio Bell.

If you’re at least 18 and are actively performing live, writing, recording, releasing (or about to release) music, you should think about applying. Go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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