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Duration: Full time, 5-weeks, Tuesday – Friday, 10am-4pm. 120-Hour Program.

Location: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1R1

Program Length

5 Weeks



For Artists Of

ALL Genres

Helping emerging professional artists, of all musical genres, develop sustainable businesses and
careers via hands-on mentoring, networking, and collaboration.

AE West is an extension of CMI’s highly-regarded Toronto-based Artist Entrepreneur program and
represents a partnership between CMI, NMC and Alberta Music. Artists will only have to pay a $1,600
fee. The program itself is valued at $7,500, with the majority of costs being offset thanks to the generous
support of TD Bank and the Viewpoint Foundation.

Funding Opportunities:

Below is a current list of known funding programs in Canada that will consider applications connected to AE West.

Canada Council For The Arts
Professional Development for Artists

SOCAN Foundation
Professional Development Assistance

Calgary Arts Development (Calgary-based artists only)
Individual Artist Program

AE West Program Information:

Canada’s Music Incubator’s main focus during the program includes mentoring, networking, and collaboration.

In addition to working hands-on with the Canada’s Music Incubator’s team of marketing, touring, social media, management, promotion, publicity, funding, producing, sound and songwriting experts, artists will get a chance to meet active industry professionals across all areas of the music industry.

Artists will also have ongoing access to Canada’s Music Incubator’s expertise and resources post-program.

Program Highlights Include:

• Performance Workshops
• Vocal Workshops
• Producer Consultation
• Live Technical Workshops
• Social Media Workshops
• Marketing Workshops
• Funding Workshops
• Songwriting Collaborations
• Guest Speakers / Industry Mentors

For more information regarding this program or the application process, please contact