eMERGEnce

eMERGEnce is Small World Music’s new professional development program for newcomer, refugee, and emerging musicians. 

eMERGEnce is dedicated to supporting career sustainability and integration into Toronto’s music landscape and the Canadian cultural infrastructure for emerging, newcomer, marginalized and underrepresented artists through a suite of activities. 

Rooted in a holistic view of supporting, enabling, empowering, showcasing, and promoting these artists, the program arms participants with tools and experience to help them establish careers, with activities falling under six categories: Career-development workshops, networking opportunities, music incubator, collateral creation, mentorship, and performance opportunities.

We are seeking applications for an 8-month program (Jan-Aug, 2020) that will bring together a group of 15-20 musicians who perform a diverse array of music.

Applications must be submitted by Dec 15, 11:59 pm.

Apply here:

https://forms.gle/CoNF8DWXmL7Jipuy8

The online application form is the first step in the process. Successful applicants will be invited to in-person interviews on the week of Dec 16. Notifications of final results will be sent before the end of 2019.

Should you apply?

DO YOU…

i.   Self-identify as an emerging artist

  • Aged between 16 and 35 at the time of submission
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in music such that your primary income will be derived from your artistic work
  • Have a paid presentation or public history
  • Recognized as a professional by other artists working in the same/similar artistic traditions

…AND/OR:

ii.  Are a newcomer 

  • lived in Canada for less than 7 years

…AND/OR:

iii. Are a refugee

  • forced to leave your home country

AND you are:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • A permanent resident
  • An Approved Refugee Claimant (i.e. Protected Person)
  • Or have applications for permanent residency or citizenship pending

…then eMERGEnce is for you!

Questions: emergence@smallworldmusic.com

Applications must be submitted by Dec 15, 11:59 pm

Apply here:

https://forms.gle/CoNF8DWXmL7Jipuy8

The online application form is the first step in the process. Successful applicants will be invited to in-person interviews on the week of Dec 16. The final cohort will be announced in January, 2020. 

We are grateful for Toronto Arts Council support that allows us to offer the program free of charge to the selected cohort. The full program is valued at $4500 per participant.

We recognize that the application procedure may present barriers to potential applicants. We are prepared to do what we can to be flexible with the application process and criteria for inclusion in the program. We encourage you to reach out with questions as soon as possible to discuss eligibility for the program. Please email us (emergence@smallworldmusic.com) with your questions.

Small World Music is committed to equity and inclusion, and we welcome and encourage applications from all Toronto artists. We are committed to ensuring full access and participation by equity-seeking communities. These include, but are not limited to: Indigenous artists, artists of colour, artists who have disabilities, artists who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, newcomer and refugee artists, young and emerging artists and artists working outside the downtown core.

Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

In partnership with: Canada’s Music Incubator, The 519, Arts Etobicoke, East End Arts, Lakeshore Arts, Labyrinth, Neighbourhood Arts Network, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts.