Open call: Listen Up Showcase

Cnmn is thrilled to announce a call for short videos by Cana­di­an and res­i­dent artists work­ing in cre­ative music and sound to be show­cased on its social media plat­forms and online dur­ing the CNMN 2021 Forum • Lis­ten Up.


On Sep­tem­ber 28, CNMN launch­es its online 2021 Forum, a ten-week cel­e­bra­tion of the cre­ative music and sound com­mu­ni­ty around its activist theme, Lis­ten Up. Over those ten weeks, we will be shar­ing the fol­low­ing online:

  • 5 videos on Land, Access, Indige­nous, Inno­va­tion and Com­mu­ni­ty issues, with the voic­es and work of artis­tic lead­ers;
  • 4 events pro­duced by pre­sen­ters from the heart of Cana­da on the Prairies;
  • A show­case of 20+ short videos of cre­ative music and sound artists from across the coun­try and artis­tic prac­tice.

We will begin accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Lis­ten Up Show­case on August 17!  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. Videos can be com­plete works, excerpts of per­for­mances, doc­u­men­ta­tions of process, or oth­er cre­ative uses of video & sound. Sub­mis­sions relat­ed to the Lis­ten Up theme will be giv­en priority.


Please send the fol­low­ing to by Sep­tem­ber 15, 2021:

  • Bio (100 words) with link to your web­site and/or social media;
  • A pho­to of you;
  • A short descrip­tion of your video (100 words);
  • Link to your video (and pass­word, if applic­a­ble). We will strive to accept var­i­ous ways of receiv­ing mate­ri­als, with a pref­er­ence for .mp4 files by wetrans­fer. We will be shar­ing these videos on social media: please take into account Ista­gram and Face­book for­mats. Pre­vi­ous­ly unre­leased videos will be giv­en priority;
  • Con­fir­ma­tion that you have rights to dis­trib­ute this material.