New program designed to inspire and support young, gifted Canadians
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame and National Premier Partner RBC today announced the launch of the inaugural Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize as part of the Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs. Inspired by last year's hugely successful A Song for Canada Competition, the new initiative aims to inspire and support the next generation of gifted Canadian superstars.
This year's first annual Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize will focus on the world of music, calling all aspiring and talented musical superstars to visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com for details on eligibility and submission requirements.
Chosen by a selection committee and announced late spring 2013, the winner will receive:
- A cash prize of $25,000
- Performance opportunities offering the winner the chance to perform at major venues and open for established artists
- Twenty (20) hours of private studio time at Metalworks Studio with an appointed producer, periodically mentored by Rik Emmett and Gil Moore from Triumph
- Ten (10) hours of studio time in The Tragically Hip's private studio, mentored by Gord Sinclair
- Introductions to agents, managers, music executives as well as entertainment lawyers
- Value of the prize approximately $100,000.00 CAD
Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013. To be eligible for this year's Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize, an accredited school or institution must sponsor the candidate. To qualify:
- Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited school or institution within Canada
- The nomination must come from an administrator at the school in which the candidate is currently enrolled
- Candidates must submit a maximum 60-second video or audio file, of a musical or vocal performance via YouTube in one of the following formats: WebM files, .MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV files, .AVI, .MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV.
- Anyone under the age of 18 must have consent by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate, should they be selected.
To view the full press release please visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com
SOURCE: Canada's Walk of Fame
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