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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

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!

Open Call for PCM Hub

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: $600.00
Appli­ca­tion dead­line: Jan­u­ary 25, 2021
Dead­line for project sub­mis­sion for suc­cess­ful appli­cants: March 8, 2021

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, and 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, cor­rec­tion­al insti­tu­tions and more. 

See the Project page for exam­ples of Hub projects. 

See Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions for terminology.


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


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.


Job posting: Administrative Assistant

Posi­tion Type: Part-time con­tract
Appli­ca­tion Clos­ing: Sep­tem­ber 21, 2020
Start Date: Octo­ber 1, 2020
End Date: June 30, 2021, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of renew­al
Loca­tion: Mon­tréal, Que­bec
Hours: 15 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.


  • 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


  • 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 21, 2020

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 21, 2020.

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 wel­come appli­ca­tions from tra­di­tion­al­ly under-rep­re­sent­ed populations.

Thank you for your interest!

Conversation Multi Arts

Join us for a series of con­ver­sa­tions that sup­port your cre­ativ­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ty-build­ing dur­ing pan­dem­ic times. Each will have a dif­fer­ent focus, host and invit­ed guests. Par­tic­i­pants join­ing on Zoom will have a chance to join the con­ver­sa­tion in small break­out groups and meet oth­er artists and art work­ers across Cana­da 🎧 Joignez-vous à nous pour une série de con­ver­sa­tions en sou­tien à votre créa­tiv­ité et votre réseau en cette péri­ode de pandémie. Chaque ses­sion portera sur un sujet, avec un hôte et des invités dif­férents. Les par­tic­i­pants qui nous rejoin­dront sur Zoom auront l’op­por­tu­nité de par­ticiper à la con­ver­sa­tion en petits groupes de dis­cus­sion et de ren­con­tr­er d’autres artistes et tra­vailleurs cul­turels à tra­vers le Canada !

Next Up: June 4 — Mul­ti Arts // Prochaine date : 4 juin — arts multidisciplinaires

Host/modératrice : Nik­ki Shaf­feeu­lah
Panelists/panelistes : Col Cseke (Inside Out The­atre), Lind­say Dob­bin, Isabelle van Grimde (Van Grimde Corps Secrets) and Gabriel Levine

Please use this zoom link to join or fol­low us here on Face­book / Utilisez SVP ce lien Zoom pour nous rejoin­dre ou bien suiv­ez nous sur Face­book: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82694838561?pwd=RG10cVg1NXhUazlZLzZGZ3pBYVgzQT09

FORUM Postponement

In response to Covid-19 and the cur­rent trav­el and gath­er­ing restric­tions in place, CNMN is post­pon­ing Forum 2020: Lis­ten up to Spring 2021.
We thank all of you who have expressed your sup­port for the event and espe­cial­ly those who applied to our par­tic­i­pa­tion trav­el fund. We hope to offer the same fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties next year and will keep your appli­ca­tions on file.
In the inter­im, we hope every­one is stay­ing safe. We par­tic­u­lar­ly appre­ci­ate all those in our com­mu­ni­ties who are work­ing to keep us healthy, safe and pro­vid­ed for–both in mind and body. 

Open Call for Forum 2020

The Open Call for pro­pos­als to Forum 2020: Lis­ten up is now accept­ing sub­mis­sions. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will have their trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion cov­ered: a great way to expe­ri­ence a CNMN Forum! For infor­ma­tion on how to sub­mit, click here.

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work invites mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in the Open Call for Pro­pos­als for Forum 2020, tak­ing place in Regi­na from May 21 to 24, 2020. Find out more details about the 14th edi­tion of CNM­N’s Forum here.

Forum 2020 — Lis­ten up — cel­e­brates the spir­it of activism and inclu­sion through five themes:

Access, Com­mu­ni­ty, Indige­nous Resur­gence, Land and Tech­nol­o­gy-Inno­va­tion.

We wel­come pro­pos­als for 15-minute (demo-)presentations (with a sub­se­quent 5‑minute round of ques­tions) engag­ing with one of the five themes. Select­ed pre­sen­ters  will be invit­ed to join in a group dis­cus­sion with oth­er ses­sion mem­bers and participants.

Pro­pos­als are also encour­aged for 20- or 40-minute work­shops engag­ing Forum par­tic­i­pants in one of the five themes.

Par­tic­i­pants whose pro­pos­als are select­ed will have their trav­el and accom­mo­da­tions cov­ered, as well as the Forum fee waived. The jury for the Open Call is com­prised of CNM­N’s mem­ber­ship from across the coun­try. Any­one work­ing in the cre­ation or pre­sen­ta­tion of new cre­ative music and sound is encour­aged to apply!

Please send the fol­low­ing appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als to Ter­ri Hron: dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca by Jan­u­ary 24, 2020 Feb­ru­ary 3, 2020

In one doc­u­ment (.doc or .docx pre­ferred, but .odt, .rtf and .pdf accept­ed), the following: 

  • Legal and pre­ferred name
  • Postal address, email address and phone number.
  • 100-word bio (for the Forum program)
  • Per­son­al web­site URL and/or Soundcloud/Vimeo
  • Short 100-word pre­sen­ta­tion or 200-word work­shop blurb (for the Forum program)
  • 500-word (max­i­mum) pre­sen­ta­tion or work­shop pro­pos­al
    CV (max­i­mum 3 pages)

Please also send: 

  • A high-res­o­lu­tion pho­to of your­self (2MB max) (for the Forum program)

CNMN is hiring

CNMN is grow­ing its staff to cre­ate a small team. Open posi­tions include an admin­is­tra­tion assis­tant posi­tion to sup­port Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Ter­ri Hron and a web devel­op­er to design the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Music Hub and sup­port CNMN activ­i­ties. Dead­lines for both posi­tions are Novem­ber 10.

Click here to down­load admin­is­tra­tion assis­tant job descrip­tion.
Click here to down­load web devel­op­er job descrip­tion.

Send us your photos!

CNMN is look­ing to add images of works cre­at­ed or pre­sent­ed by as many mem­bers as pos­si­ble for our home­page ban­ner, which choos­es ran­dom­ly from our selec­tion. If you have land­scape-ori­ent­ed photo(s), please send them to us with a cap­tion that includes the names of any per­form­ers or works per­formed as well as the pho­to credit. 

CNMN’s new project: the Participatory Creative Music Hub

Since May 2019, CNMN has been work­ing hard towards the cre­ation of a new tool and point of con­nec­tion for those cre­at­ing new music and sound with non-pro­fes­sion­als across a broad spec­trum of fields and communities–the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. CNMN is excit­ed and grate­ful to be the recip­i­ent of a Dig­i­tal Strat­e­gy Fund sub­sidy to help this project take off. 

Welcome to CNMN’s new website

CNMN is excit­ed to start the 2019–2020 sea­son with a new web­site that will offer mem­bers more resources and ways to connect.