FORUM Edition: Gathering 2024 |

Sustainable Futures National Gathering 2024

CNMN is thrilled to announce that its next nation­al gath­er­ing will take place in Tkaronto/Toronto from Feb­ru­ary 16–19, 2024. The Sus­tain­able Futures Nation­al Gath­er­ing fol­lows in the foot­steps of CNMN’s Forums, and marks our 15th nation­al event.

Sus­tain­able Futures aims to reflect col­lec­tive­ly on what lies ahead for cre­ative music and sound cre­ators, and pre­sen­ters and sup­port­ers. Togeth­er we explore how to  respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and fos­ter resilience in the face of increas­ing eco­nom­ic insta­bil­i­ty and pre­car­i­ty. The Nation­al Gath­er­ing fol­lows up on CNMN’s Sus­tain­able Futures Region­al Meet­ings, dig­ging deep­er into the ques­tions , con­cerns, knowl­edge and vision that par­tic­i­pants have shared. The Gath­er­ing offers par­tic­i­pants three and a half days of pre­sen­ta­tions, pan­el and group dis­cus­sions, work­shops, impro­vi­sa­tion ses­sions and concerts. 

Fea­tured pre­sen­ters include Tanya Kalmanovitch, Casey Koy­czan, Rory McLeod (Xenia Con­certs), Jes­si­ca McMann and the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. A full ros­ter of Sus­tain­able Futures pre­sen­ters and per­form­ers will be announced in the com­ing months. 

As with our past Forum events, an impor­tant part of the pro­gram­ming comes from our Open Call. This year we are solic­it­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, work­shops and per­for­mances that engage with one of the two Sus­tain­able Futures themes: Ecol­o­gy & Econ­o­my. Both have their roots in the Greek work oikos (home/earth/dwelling). What does it mean to cul­ti­vate good house­keep­ing, rela­tion­ships and stew­ard­ship in the cre­ative music and sound sec­tor? CNMN will cov­er and arrange suc­cess­ful appli­cants’ trav­el and accom­mo­da­tions, and pay a fee ($200 for pre­sen­ta­tions, $250–500 for work­shops and $300 for per­for­mance). Remote pre­sen­ta­tions and per­for­mances are accept­ed! Apply here! Dead­line Sep­tem­ber 24, 2024

Open Call appli­ca­tions will be reviewed by a jury con­sist­ing of: two mem­bers of the Sus­tain­able Futures Plan­ning group, one of the two out­side con­sul­tants for Sus­tain­able Futures pro­gram­ming, and one of the Sus­tain­able Futures invit­ed pre­sen­ters. CNMN encour­ages a wide vari­ety of appli­ca­tions and appli­cants. For more infor­ma­tion on CNMN’s posi­tion on Equi­ty & Access, please see our Pol­i­cy and Action Plan.