Professional Development & Business Travel


Professional Development & Business Travel Component | 2019-2020


  • Assist artists and industry professionals with expenses associated in participating in domestic and international music industry conferences, trade fairs, business trips and business development missions.
  • Assist artists and industry professionals in professional development activities including mentorship and training.

Maximum Investment

$3,500 per application

This represents 50% of eligible expenses. The maximum investment that an applicant may receive in a fiscal year for all components combined (excluding the Sound Recording Component) is $10,000.


Rolling deadline. No application is accepted after February 15th , 2020. Applications must be submitted at the latest by 11:59 PM AST prior to the departure date and no earlier than six (6) months in advance of travel.

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of six (6) weeks after the application has been submitted.

Project Eligibility

  • Applicants must submit one application per event/project.
  • The application must be submitted before the start of the project.
  • All travel must start and end in New Brunswick. When this is not possible or practical, please contact the MID Program Officer.
  • Projects must be completed by March 15th, 2020.

Note: Activities involving showcases, live performances, and marketing & promotion are not eligible in this component. Please apply under their respective components

Applicant Eligibility

  • The Applicant can be an individual, or a registered business with Service NB (for groups and companies). In both cases, applicants must be residents of New Brunswick twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the application.
  • For projects intended for artists submitted by companies: projects must be for artists that are residents of New Brunswick twelve (12) consecutive months prior to submitting an application.
  • For groups, the majority of members must be residents of New Brunswick.
  • Cover bands and tribute bands are not eligible.

Note: Government Departments, public agencies or other public institutions, and public or private broadcasters are not eligible to submit applications to this Component.

Required Material

  • Applicant Profile;
  • Detailed itinerary and travel plans, including locations and dates;
  • Description of the event(s) to be attended;
  • List of contacts and meetings planned;
  • Professional Development: Description of training or mentorship;
  • Professional Development: CVs or biographies of facilitators;
  • If returning to a market, provide the rationale on why the applicant wish to further develop the market(s);
  • Project Budget with specific costs and revenues. A template document is available on the Music·Musique NB website;
  • Any other information relevant to your project.



Contact info

For more information, please contact the Program Officer on 506.383.6171
 or by email at