Artist Call: Apply to AMP Camp 2012

The Aboriginal Music Performers (AMP) Camp is currently accepting applications. All materials must be received in the Manitoba Music offices by Friday December 2nd, so artists – get yours in now!

AMP Camp is a five-day artist development project presented by Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program. It takes place at Misty Lake Lodge in Manitoba and is an incredible opportunity for artists to learn about the industry and invest in their career through workshops and discussions, lead by industry professionals.

From AMP Camp 2012 Applications Now Available:

Each day of AMP Camp begins with workshops on business topics. In the past, these discussions have included:
• Tour planning;
• Marketing campaigns;
• Business development;
• Funding and juries; and,
• Submitting music to radio stations.

The afternoons and evenings at AMP Camp are dedicated to artistic development with sessions on songwriting, musicianship, vocal skills, and performance.

The workshops are lead by a faculty of industry professionals from multiple parts of the country. In the past, the instructors have included Kinnie Starr, Derek Miller, Leela Gilday, Andres Mendoza, Dave McLeod, Doug Cox, and Salvador Ferreras, to name a few.

The application deadline for AMP Camp 2012 is December 2 and the invited artists will be listed on www.aboriginalmusic.ca on December 14.

All invited artists will be required to pay a registration fee to confirm their spot. The registration fee for AMP Camp 2012 is $300 and a discounted rate of $200 is available to members of regional music industry associations (ie. Music BC, Alberta Music, Music Yukon, Music NWT, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, Music Newfoundland and Labrador, Music New Brunswick, Music PEI and Music Nova Scotia).

Once the fee is paid, Manitoba Music will pay for roundtrip flights for the out-of-province participants. All AMP Camp 2012 participants will receive accommodations, meals, and workshop materials for the five days along with ground transportation between Winnipeg and the Misty Lake Lodge on March 4 and March 9.

A PDF copy of the AMP Camp 2012 Application Form is available for download here:

You must mail in or hand deliver your application by Friday December 2, 2012. We won’t be accepting applications submitted by email or fax.