Getting to Ottawa
You’re making the trip to Ottawa, Canada this January to attend FORUM 2016? Now that’s a great idea!
Our past 6 national FORUMs were very exciting and successful, and the project has proven to be a great way to strengthen ties with people in the new music field from coast to coast, to make connections, to exchange new ideas and to get new projects off the ground.
Here are a few hints and tips so you don’t break the piggy bank:
- There are good airfare rates in January. You’d be surprised what is out there! Get them before they go up in price.
- For those who have resources to apply to their organization, institution or university for travel or professional development support, we hope you choose FORUM 2016 for one of these applications. We can provide the necessary letter of support for your application – see below.
- You may be eligible for travel funding from your regional or provincial arts council. Don’t be afraid to call them up and ask! Act quickly to be sure you will meet deadlines.
- You may be eligible for a travel grant from the Equity Office at the Canada Council. It is for Canadian professional artists or arts professionals with disabilities or who are from culturally diverse groups (African, Asian, LatinAmerican, Middle Eastern or mixed racial descent). More information: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/equity/
We would like as many people as possible attending FORUM 2016.
We are asking as many people as possible, from all areas of music: musicology, performance, music education, music theory, composition, music technology, media arts, interdisciplinary arts, etc.
We can provide the necessary letter of support for your application.
Contact Geof Holbrook at any time if you need this letter, personalized with your contact info and specific situation — firstname.lastname@example.org
We also warmly welcome your fellow colleagues — feel free to speak with them or forward this information. If they are new to CNMN, they can get oriented with our bilingual PDF brochure for general information about CNMN.
Thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to seeing you in Ottawa this coming January.
President — CNMN / RCMN
(last update: October 6, 2015)