Thanks to funding from the Creator’s Assistance Programme (SOCAN Foundation), CNMN will be hosting 7 regional meetings in the 2012 – 2013 season. The board is currently working on meeting details and schedules, and we will announce the full schedule later. Check back on our web site event page as we continue to update and add to the information.
The goals of these meetings are:
- To give CNMN members access to some professional development opportunities that they might not have access to otherwise
- To give CNMN members a chance to connect and meet other new music artists in their region
- To do some outreach to find new members in a wide diversity of artistic practices
Each meeting will be organized by the CNMN regional board member, and we are trying to make each meeting very specific to your region. Canada is a big, complex country, it is definitely not “one size fits all”. It is a high priority to make sure that regional concerns and regional realities are a big part of these meetings. If you would like to help with your regional meeting, or have an idea to present, contact your local CNMN board member. See the schedule page for contact details.
The regional meetings in our first round in 2011 were very informally structured discussions, a great way for us to get things moving. However, these meetings will be somewhat more focused on professional development and networking, trying to lead to some more concrete, tangible actions. What those actions are will vary from region to region, but if we work together as a community, both regionally and nationally, we can have a much greater impact.