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St John’s- Sound Symposium

Sus­tain­able Futures: How can music orga­ni­za­tions respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and its social impacts ?

As part of the Sound Sym­po­sium Fes­ti­val the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is pleased to invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion on ways to envi­sion a sus­tain­able future for artists and orga­ni­za­tions involved in music and sound cre­ation, as well as for cul­tur­al work­ers and audiences.part of the Long­shad­ow Fes­ti­val, the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is pleased to invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion on ways to envi­sion a sus­tain­able future for artists and orga­ni­za­tions involved in music and sound cre­ation, as well as for cul­tur­al work­ers and audiences.

July 17, 2024 from 1:30pm at the First Light Event Space, 42 Ban­ner­man Street in St. John’s, NL.

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

·       How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?

·  How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?

·  What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sec­tor? What is rea­son­able or radical?

·  How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the chal­leng­ing emo­tions that trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 

· How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

For more infor­ma­tion on our ongo­ing series of Con­ver­sa­tions, please check out our Sus­tain­able Futures Meet­ings’ Report.

This con­ver­sa­tion will be mod­er­at­ed by Raphaël Foisy-Cou­ture, CNMN’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, in part­ner­ship with Ter­ri Hron, Musi­cian and Chief Edi­tor of Revue Cir­cuit, and for­mer CNMN’s ED as well as Sus­tain­able Futures Project Lead.

The dis­cus­sion will be intro­duced by a short musi­cal activ­i­ty by Kathy Kennedy.

Food and bev­er­ages will be provided.

Please RSVP at: dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

CNMN would like to thank the Sound Sym­po­sium fes­ti­val for its gen­er­ous hos­pi­tal­i­ty and for their help in mak­ing this con­ver­sa­tion possible.

CNMN acknowl­edge the finan­cial sup­port of FACTOR, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da and of Cana­das pri­vate radio broadcasters.

Yellowknife — Longshadow

Sus­tain­able Futures: How can music orga­ni­za­tions respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and its social impacts ?

As part of the Long­shad­ow Fes­ti­val, the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is pleased to invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion on ways to envi­sion a sus­tain­able future for artists and orga­ni­za­tions involved in music and sound cre­ation, as well as for cul­tur­al work­ers and audi­ences. This con­ver­sa­tion marks an impor­tant mile­stone in the exis­tence of CNMN, as it is our first par­tic­i­pa­tion in an event in Yel­lowknife and the North­west Territories! 

June 9th, 2024, from 11 am to 1 PM at Car­men Braden’s stu­dio — above Fiddles+Stix Music Store, 5018–52nd Street, 2nd floor.

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

·       How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?

·  How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?

·  What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sec­tor? What is rea­son­able or radical?

·  How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the chal­leng­ing emo­tions that trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 

· How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

For more infor­ma­tion on our ongo­ing series of Con­ver­sa­tions, please check out our Sus­tain­able Futures Meet­ings’ Report.

This con­ver­sa­tion will be mod­er­at­ed by Raphaël Foisy-Cou­ture, CNMN’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, in part­ner­ship with Car­men Braden, founder and co-direc­tor of the Long­shad­ow Fes­ti­val. This con­ver­sa­tion will include short pre­sen­ta­tions by Rob Elo and the Gar­neau String Quartet. 

Food and bev­er­ages will be provided.

Please RSVP at: dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca or at producer@carmenbraden.com

CNMN would like to thank the Long­shad­ow fes­ti­val for its gen­er­ous hos­pi­tal­i­ty and for their help in mak­ing this con­ver­sa­tion possible.

CNMN acknowl­edges the finan­cial sup­port of FACTOR, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da and of Canada’s pri­vate radio broadcasters.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Date Post­ed: Octo­ber 24, 2023
Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: Jan­u­ary 15, 2024
Start Date: Feb­ru­ary 2024
Province: Que­bec or Ontario — oth­er provinces con­sid­ered
City: Mon­tréal or Toron­to — oth­er cities con­sid­ered
Orga­ni­za­tion’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Feb­ru­ary 1, 2024 — Jan­u­ary 31, 2025 and ongo­ing
Career Lev­el: Upper man­age­ment

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work (CNMN) / Réseau cana­di­en pour les musiques nou­velles (RCMN) con­nects cre­ative music and sound com­mu­ni­ties across Cana­da. We val­ue cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion, and devel­op our pro­gram­ming through a lens of arts activism. We wel­come cre­ators, per­form­ers, writ­ers, arts pro­duc­ers, arts work­ers, ensem­bles large and small, pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies, pre­sen­ters, record labels, music edu­ca­tors, music media and tech work­ers and cre­ators, musi­col­o­gists, and listeners.

Since 2005 CNMN has sup­port­ed com­mu­ni­ty build­ing and net­work­ing, offer­ing edu­ca­tion­al and com­mu­ni­ty resources for pro­fes­sion­als and non-pro­fes­sion­als alike. CNMN mem­bers sup­port each oth­er and share oppor­tu­ni­ties and ideas, includ­ing how artists can col­lab­o­rate and advo­cate for social jus­tice and envi­ron­men­tal resilience. 

CNMN is com­mit­ted to a diverse and inclu­sive nation­al cre­ative music and sound com­mu­ni­ty. Diver­si­ty in all its forms (race, cul­ture, gen­der iden­ti­ty, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, reli­gion, lan­guage, phys­i­cal abil­i­ty, age, and aes­thet­ic) is a guid­ing fac­tor in achiev­ing its goals.

CNMN’s activ­i­ties include: a bilin­gual web­site — with a search­able list­ing of mem­bers and resources; the PCM Hub, show­cas­ing cre­ative com­mu­ni­ty music projects; the Con­neX­ions Men­tor­ship pro­gram; Gathering/ FORUM — a bilin­gual, bien­ni­al con­fer­ence with a fresh top­ic and host city each iter­a­tion; and reg­u­lar events focussed on arts activism and aware­ness, knowl­edge shar­ing, com­mu­ni­ty build­ing, and networking.

CNMN rep­re­sents its mem­ber­ship and cre­ative music and sound arts to fed­er­al fund­ing bod­ies, elect­ed offi­cials, oth­er arts organ­i­sa­tions, and the media. 

CNMN is a ful­ly bilin­gual organ­i­sa­tion, com­mit­ted to com­mu­ni­cat­ing with its mem­bers in both offi­cial lan­guages. CNMN is com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing diver­si­ty with­in the com­mu­ni­ty and seek­ing rec­on­cil­i­a­tion with Indige­nous Peo­ples in Canada.

JOB DESCRIPTION

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • Direct­ing all admin­is­tra­tive aspects of the organization.
  • Work­ing close­ly with the Board of Direc­tors to devel­op and artic­u­late the organization’s vision, mis­sion and goals.
  • Devel­op­ing, orga­niz­ing and imple­ment­ing diverse pro­grams that cre­ate con­nec­tion with­in the cre­ative sound and music com­mu­ni­ty in Cana­da and abroad.
  • Main­tain­ing CNMN’s strong com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tion through com­mu­ni­ca­tions strate­gies and com­mu­ni­ty engagement.
  • Man­ag­ing all fis­cal mat­ters includ­ing bud­get devel­op­ment, fore­cast­ing, and man­age­ment of oper­a­tional and pro­gram­ming budgets.
  • Grant writ­ing to secure fund­ing through arts coun­cils and foundations.
  • Hir­ing and man­ag­ing extra con­tract staff as required.
  • Liais­ing with nation­al and inter­na­tion­al arts organizations.
  • Mak­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tion to gov­ern­ment and oth­er agen­cies on behalf of the orga­ni­za­tion and the new music community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilin­gual — flu­ent in Eng­lish and French, spo­ken and written
  • Train­ing in arts admin­is­tra­tion or equiv­a­lent experience
  • Knowl­edge of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and com­mu­ni­ties in Cana­da and abroad
  • Lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence and the abil­i­ty to man­age a team
  • Strong finan­cial man­age­ment skills, espe­cial­ly in the non-prof­it cul­tur­al sector
  • Suc­cess in grant writing
  • Excel­lent inter­per­son­al skills and abil­i­ty to work with indi­vid­ual and groups in decision-making
  • Abil­i­ty to work with­out super­vi­sion and to man­age flex­i­ble hours, includ­ing week­ends, evenings and hol­i­days for spe­cial events
  • Expe­ri­ence and com­mit­ment in fos­ter­ing a cul­ture of inclu­sion and diversity
  • Famil­iar­i­ty with Excel, Word, Word­Press, Adobe Suite, Face­book, YouTube, Instagram

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Report­ing to: Board of Directors

Hourly: half-time con­tract from $28-$35/hr based on expe­ri­ence and skills of the cho­sen candidate.

This is a remote work position. 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cov­er let­ter by Jan­u­ary 15, 2024 to:

CNMN Board Search Com­mit­tee
CNMNBoard@gmail.com

Inter­views will be held by video­con­fer­enc­ing Jan­u­ary 22–26, 2024.

Down­load a PDF of this post­ing here.

Sustainable Futures — Vancouver Meeting November 6, 2023

CNMN and Music on Main’s Mod­u­lus Fes­ti­val invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and orga­ni­za­tions, arts work­ers and audiences. 

TIME CHANGE! 2:30 — 4:30 PM, Novem­ber 6, 2023
The Round­house | 181 Round­house Mews

Rachel Iwaasa and Julie Andreyev will present their sus­tain­abil­i­ty-relat­ed projects to launch us into a dis­cus­sion of ques­tions such as:

  • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
  • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
  • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
  • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
  • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audi­ences. For more on our ongo­ing series of Sus­tain­able Futures Con­ver­sa­tions, please check out the Report.

Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron at dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

Sustainable Futures — Montreal Meeting June 14, 2023

 Sus­tain­able Futures  Mon­tréal
June 14, 2023, 11am ‑1pm (EDT)

Le Vivi­er / Car­refour des musiques nou­velles
Goethe Insti­tute Mon­tréal
1626 Boul. Saint-Lau­rent Bureau 100,
Mon­tréal, QC H2X 2T1


The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work and Le Vivi­er invite you to a Con­ver­sa­tion on Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and orga­ni­za­tions, art work­ers and audi­ences. The meet­ing aims to reflect col­lec­tive­ly on the issues that lie ahead and, par­tic­u­lar­ly among fun­ders, to present some issues and resources such as the Cre­ative Green Tools.

Le Vivi­er adopt­ed a green pol­i­cy in 2020 and obtained the Eco-Respon­si­ble Scene Accred­i­ta­tion for all of its actions in terms of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. This think tank has been orga­nized to con­tin­ue in this direc­tion and on the invi­ta­tion of the CNMN to join their consultation.

On this occa­sion, we will wel­come a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Con­seil des arts et des let­tres du Québec as well as the Con­seil des événe­ments écore­spon­s­ables for a short pre­sen­ta­tion, fol­lowed by a ques­tion period. 

Reg­is­tra­tion at: info@levivier.ca

Sustainable Futures — Vancouver Meeting May 23, 2023

CNMN invites you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and organizations,arts work­ers and audiences.

Cana­di­an Music Cen­tre BC, 837 Davie St, Van­cou­ver, BC V6Z 1B7
12:00am ‑2:00pm May 23, 2023 — snacks will be provided

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

  • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
  • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
  • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
  • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
  • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.

Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron at dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

Sustainable Futures — Brandon Meeting April 21, 2023

CNMN and the Eck­hardt-Gram­maté Com­pe­ti­tion invites you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and organizations,arts work­ers and audiences.

Room 1–20 Queen Eliz­a­beth II Music Build­ing, 270 — 18th Street, Bran­don, Man­i­to­ba
11:00am ‑1:00pm April 21, 2023 — a light lunch will be provided

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

  • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
  • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
  • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
  • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
  • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.

Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron at dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

Sustainable Futures — Ottawa Events March 28 & 29

CNMN is col­lab­o­rat­ing with the Research Cen­tre for Music, Sound and Soci­ety at Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty for two events relat­ed to Sus­tain­able Futures. 

Tanya Kalmanovitch presenting the Tar Sands Songbook

Lis­ten­ing to the Cli­mate Emer­gency through The Tar Sands Song­book
Tues­day, March 28, 7 – 9:30 pm, Car­leton Domin­ion-Chalmers Cen­tre, 355 Coop­er St (paid park­ing off Lis­gar St entrance)
$15 or pay-what-you-can. 

What role can lis­ten­ing play in address­ing the cli­mate emer­gency? Vio­list, com­pos­er, eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gist, and cli­mate activist Tanya Kalmanovitch presents a per­for­mance of her doc­u­men­tary the­atre piece The Tar Sands Song­book,address­ing the com­plex­i­ties of life, cul­ture, and oil-eco­nom­ics in her home­town of Fort McMur­ray. Through text, ethno­graph­ic video, and Tanya’s orig­i­nal music, the work asks us to con­sid­er our per­son­al rela­tion­ships with oil. The per­for­mance will be fol­lowed by an audi­ence talk­back discussion.

On March 29, we’ll bring togeth­er mem­bers of Ottawa’s diverse music com­mu­ni­ty for a con­ver­sa­tion on sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

  • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
  • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
  • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
  • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
  • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.

Loca­tion: Car­leton Domin­ion-Chalmer Cen­tre, 355 Coop­er St (paid park­ing off Lis­gar St entrance) Ottawa
Time: 10 am to 12 pm, Wednes­day March 29

Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron at dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

Sustainable Futures — Halifax Meeting March 16, 2023

CNMN invites you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and organizations,arts work­ers and audiences.

The Music Room — 6181 Lady Ham­mond Rd, Hal­i­fax, NS B3K 2R9
7 pm, March 16, 2023

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

  • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
  • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
  • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
  • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
  • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.

Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron at dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

PCM Hub Open Call 2022–2023

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is excit­ed to call for Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Projects to be host­ed on the online Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be pro­vid­ed fund­ing for doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing project.

Amount of grant: $800.00

Appli­ca­tion dead­line: Feb­ru­ary 20, 2023

Appli­ca­tion form here.

Dead­line for sub­mis­sion of doc­u­men­ta­tion of cho­sen projects via online upload form: April 17, 2023

What is Participatory Creative Music? 

Accord­ing to the Cana­di­an New Music Network’s Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee, Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music is a mul­ti­tude of approach­es to cre­at­ing music in which every­one involved, regard­less of their pri­or expe­ri­ence in mak­ing music, has active input in the cre­ative process. Author­ship and deci­sion-mak­ing is shared to greater or less­er degrees, depend­ing on context.

For more infor­ma­tion and clar­i­fi­ca­tion, see Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions.

What is the Participatory Creative Music Hub?

The 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. 

The main cri­te­ria for projects is that all par­tic­i­pants have active input in the cre­ative process, whether they are 4, 40 or 94 years of age, an expe­ri­enced musi­cian or mak­ing music for the first time. Projects must take COVID-19 mea­sures into account. 

What is an eligible project?

An eli­gi­ble project is a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry cre­ative music activ­i­ty already occur­ring in the com­mu­ni­ty, whether on-going or com­plet­ed. Projects may take place in the fields of health care, edu­ca­tion, social ser­vices, pris­ons and more. 

While not exclu­sive to this sec­tor, we would like to encour­age sub­mis­sions of projects occur­ring in social ser­vices and com­mu­ni­ty. Pri­or­i­ty will be giv­en to facil­i­ta­tors who are sub­mit­ting a project to the Hub for the first time.

See the Project page for exam­ples of Hub projects. 

See Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions for terminology.

Documentation

The pur­pose of this grant is to sup­port doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing PCM project to pro­vide inspi­ra­tion and tools for user groups of the Hub to make their own music. It is cru­cial that doc­u­men­ta­tion is instruc­tion­al in nature, rather than pro­mo­tion­al. Links to bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion via a CNMN mem­ber page and exter­nal links are pos­si­ble on the project webpage.

ConneXions 2022

The Con­neX­ions men­tor­ship pro­gram is open to new can­di­dates and projects until Octo­ber 21, 2022! Find all details here.

Administrative Assistant Job Posting

Posi­tion Type: Part-time con­tract
Appli­ca­tion Clos­ing: Sep­tem­ber 20, 2022
Start Date: Octo­ber 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2023, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of renew­al
Loca­tion: online
Hours: 24 hrs/month
Com­pen­sa­tion: $22.50 per hour 

The Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant will help the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor with admin­is­tra­tive and orga­ni­za­tion­al tasks relat­ed to mem­ber­ship man­age­ment. The Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant will report to the ED.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties

  • Main­tain the online mem­ber­ship man­age­ment and mail­ing list sys­tem, includ­ing check­ing new appli­ca­tions, mem­ber­ship renewals and dues; updat­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al mem­ber data and prepar­ing receipts when necessary.
  • Attend reg­u­lar meet­ings with the ED
  • Assist the ED and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Assis­tant with com­mu­ni­ca­tion, admin­is­tra­tion, grant writ­ing and oth­er tasks as need­ed, includ­ing cap­tion & trans­la­tion cor­rec­tions for online archives

Require­ments

  • Bachelor’s degree or equiv­a­lent, prefer­ably in a relat­ed field
  • Some expe­ri­ence work­ing in an admin­is­tra­tive role
  • Knowl­edge of the Cana­di­an music scene a plus
  • Bilin­gual – flu­en­cy in Eng­lish and French, both spo­ken and written
  • Expe­ri­ence with data­base management
  • Excel­lent writ­ten communication
  • Excel­lent peo­ple skills
  • Abil­i­ty to work inde­pen­dent­ly, with nec­es­sary orga­ni­za­tion­al and time-man­age­ment skills. CNMN works main­ly vir­tu­al­ly, so appli­cants should be com­fort­able to work from home with occa­sion­al in-per­son meet­ings (pend­ing COVID-19 regulations).
  • Knowl­edge of social media plat­forms, includ­ing Face­book, YouTube, Twit­ter and Instagram

How to Apply

Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 20, 2022

Required Mate­ri­als:

  • Let­ter of motivation
  • CV/Resume
  • Con­tact infor­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences (Ref­er­ees will only be con­tact­ed after appli­cants are select­ed for interview.)

Please send all mate­ri­als in PDF for­mat to dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca with Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant Appli­ca­tion — YOUR NAME in the sub­ject line by Sep­tem­ber 20, 2022.

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is an equi­table-oppor­tu­ni­ty employ­er, rec­og­niz­ing diver­si­ty in all its forms (race, cul­ture, gen­der iden­ti­ty, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, reli­gion, lan­guage, phys­i­cal abil­i­ty, and age).  We par­tic­u­lar­ly wel­come appli­ca­tions from those who iden­ti­fy as women, non-bina­ry, Black, Indige­nous, Peo­ple of Colour, and tra­di­tion­al­ly under-rep­re­sent­ed populations.

Thank you for your interest!

Join the CNMN Board!

Self-nom­i­na­tions for the CNMN Board of Direc­tors (2022–2024) are open! Elect­ed by CNMN mem­bers at our AGM in the Fall of 2022, board mem­bers serve two year terms which are renew­able. Please sub­mit the CNMN Board self-nom­i­na­tion form by August 25, 2022.

Open Call for Participatory Creative Music Projects

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is excit­ed to call for Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Projects to be host­ed on the online Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be pro­vid­ed fund­ing for doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing project.

Amount of grant: $800.00

Appli­ca­tion dead­line: Feb­ru­ary 28, 2023 at midnight

Dead­line for sub­mis­sion of doc­u­men­ta­tion via online upload form for select­ed projects: April 23, 2022

What is Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music? 

At CNMN, Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music is a mul­ti­tude of approach­es to cre­at­ing music in which every­one involved, regard­less of their pri­or expe­ri­ence in mak­ing music, has active input in the cre­ative process. Author­ship and deci­sion-mak­ing is shared to greater or less­er degrees, depend­ing on context.

For more infor­ma­tion and clar­i­fi­ca­tion, see Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions.

What is the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub?

The 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. 

The main cri­te­ria for projects is that all par­tic­i­pants have active input in the cre­ative process, whether they are 4, 40 or 94 years of age, an expe­ri­enced musi­cian or mak­ing music for the first time. Projects must take COVID-19 mea­sures into account. Projects in remote and iso­lat­ed areas are very encouraged.

What is an eli­gi­ble project?

An eli­gi­ble project is a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry cre­ative music activ­i­ty already occur­ring in the com­mu­ni­ty, whether on-going or com­plet­ed. Projects may take place in the fields of health care, edu­ca­tion, social ser­vices, pris­ons and more. 

This year’s call will pri­or­i­tize projects relat­ed to health.

See the Project page for exam­ples of Hub projects. 

See Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions for terminology.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion

The pur­pose of this grant is to sup­port doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing PCM project to pro­vide inspi­ra­tion and tools for user groups of the Hub to make their own music. It is cru­cial that doc­u­men­ta­tion is instruc­tion­al in nature, rather than pro­mo­tion­al. Links to bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion via a CNMN mem­ber page and exter­nal links are pos­si­ble on the project webpage.

Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry music takes place in all kinds of set­tings with all kinds of peo­ple. Doc­u­men­ta­tion can reflect this, and doesn’t have to be of stu­dio-qual­i­ty audio or video where that is not pos­si­ble or appro­pri­ate. Some­times a video cap­ture from your cell phone or screen cap­ture from zoom speaks vol­umes. Doc­u­men­ta­tion should best reflect the nature of the project, com­mu­ni­cate well on an on-line plat­form and assume vary­ing lev­els of music training. 

Pos­si­ble for­mats include: 

  • Text: max 500 words. Excep­tions made when use of par­tic­i­pant images are an issue
  • Scores and rep­re­sen­ta­tions of all kinds are wel­come and encour­aged (text, graph­ic, video, west­ern nota­tion etc.)
  • Images of process (JPG,PNG or GIF. Ide­al size: 1280 pix­els wide)
  • Audio: links to Sound­Cloud are prefer­able. If this is not pos­si­ble, the max­i­mum size for upload­ing audio files is 10MB, or rough­ly 5–10 min­utes of audio. For longer clips, please upload an excerpt.
  • Video: YouTube or Vimeo link 
    • Option­al: sub­mis­sion of video for upload to the CNMN YouTube channel
    • Max 3 min­utes in length. If more time is need­ed, we rec­om­mend mak­ing mul­ti­ple short­er videos rather than one long one

Per­mis­sions

Depend­ing on the nature of the project, par­tic­i­pants may be fea­tured in image, audio and video files. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants are respon­si­ble for procur­ing, respect­ing and doc­u­ment­ing per­mis­sions from par­tic­i­pants for reg­u­lar and dig­i­tal usages of doc­u­men­ta­tion relat­ed to the pilot project. Media release forms to this end will be pro­vid­ed by the CNMN, and are con­sid­ered part of the deliverables.

Appli­ca­tion Form

Please fill in this form to apply!

Write us at assistant.cnmn@gmail.com with any questions.

CNMN AGM 2021

Thursday, October 14 @ 1pm (EDT)

We are pleased to inform you that this year vot­ing mem­ber­ships are  pay-what-you-can, so come and make your voice count!

Please RSVP to dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca.

Find the Agen­da and Annu­al Reports here.

To ensure every­one’s safe­ty, CNMN will be host­ing the AGM on Zoom 

Open call: Listen Up Showcase

We will begin accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Lis­ten Up Show­case until Sep­tem­ber 15!  Any videos from 1 to 6 min­utes in length will be con­sid­ered — your video will be fea­tured on our social media plat­forms (Insta­gram & Face­book) and sub­se­quent­ly on the Forum web­page. Each cho­sen video will be award­ed a $500 prize.

Details here.

PCM Hub Open Call results!

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is thrilled to announce the projects cho­sen for sup­port with­in its Open Call Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Projects to be host­ed on the online Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be pro­vid­ed fund­ing for doc­u­men­ta­tion of the exist­ing project that they proposed.

In the end, CNMN was able to add two prized for a total of 8 sup­port­ed projects by the fol­low­ing creators/facilitators:

Dina Cin­drić
Naila Kuhlmann
Guil­laume Jab­bour
Geremia Loren­zo Lodi

Thais Mon­ta­nari
Paramorph Col­lec­tive
Deirdre Potash
RECAA Choir

CNMN hearti­ly thanks to the artists and arts admin­is­tra­tors our jury: Matthew Fava (CMC), Nick Hyatt, Po Yeh (Prairie Debut and CNMN trea­sur­er) and Leanne Zacharias. We also thank all who sub­mit­ted their projects for review.

Check out the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub!