Emerging Artist

Emerging Artist Component | 2020-2021


  • To assist emerging artists from New Brunswick with the creation of tools and resources to further develop their career path.


The remaining deadlines for the 2020-2021 fiscal year are:

  • December 7, 2020 | 6 PM AST

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

Level of investment

  • Up to 75% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $1,500. Applicants may only receive investment from this component once.
  • The maximum investment that an applicant may receive in a fiscal year for all components combined (excluding the Sound Recording Component) is $10,000.

Project Eligibility

Examples of projects:

  • Production of a professional demo recording (typically 2-3 tracks);
  • Marketing, promotional branding and design;
  • Photography;
  • Promotional video;
  • Other tools and resources designed to enhance the applicant’s career.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Read the MID PROGRAM GUIDELINES to ensure eligibiliby BEFORE submitting an application to this component
  • Applicants can receive investment from the Emerging Artist Component only once. If you have previously received funding through this component or if you have released a full-length recording physically or digitally under the Applicant Name, you are not eligible for this component. A full-length recording is defined as having a minimum of thirty (30) minutes of play time.

Required material

  • Up-to-date Applicant Profile;
  • One (1) demo track (if applying for the production of a professional demo), and lyrics (if applicable);
  • Quotes from all service providers (studio, producer, graphic designer, etc.);
  • CVs or biographies of all relevant team members;
  • A short narrative on how this project will help the applicant’s career;
  • Project Budget with specific expenses and revenues. 
  • Any other information relevant to your project.



Contact info

For more information, please contact the MID Program Officer by email at mid@musicnb.org