SAPPYFEST SONGWRITER IN RESIDENCE SUBMISSIONS

SONGWRITER IN RESIDENCE SUBMISSIONS (Deadline December 19, 2014)

SappyFest is now accepting applications from qualifying musicians for the 2015 SappyFest Songwriter in Residence program.

The residence accommodates one songwriter or songwriting team for a period of two to four weeks in late spring or early summer 2015. Successful applicants will be provided with creative time in Sackville, accommodations, and a private studio space to write, rehearse and practice new material. Artists will also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops or performances, intended to promote interaction and professional development.

A qualifying applicant must be a Canadian resident with previous work registered with SOCAN. Ideal applicants will have an extensive history of performance in Canada, and a desire to embrace the unique cultural and physical setting of Sackville, New Brunswick.

A $1000 artist fee as well as $500 to offset travel costs will be awarded to the successful applicant. Participants are responsible for all personal expenses including food and materials related to their work.

Applications must include a statement of interest (500 words max), brief personal and artistic history and examples of any previous recordings.

Please send complete applications via post to:

SappyFest Songwriter in Residence Program
PO BOX: 6443
Sackville, New Brunswick
E4L 1G6

Emailed or digital submissions will not be accepted. 
Submissions must be postmarked by December 19, 2014.

For more information please email: mentalist@sappyfest.com

We look forward to your applications and to seeing you at SappyFest in 2015

This residency is made possible thanks to generous support from the SOCAN Foundation.

Submissions now open

SappyFest 10, July 31 - August 2, 2015

Submissions Deadline: February 14th, 2015

If you would like to be considered please send a note of interest to submissions (at) sappyfest (dot) com with a link to some online music ( no attachments, no myspace please), and good quality video of a live performance.

Before you submit please take a look at our past performers list, if you don't recognize a good portion of the artists there, your band is likely not a good fit for us. Not being a good fit does not mean you would add some 'eclectic flavour' to our event or challenge the very fine tastes of our audiences. Our festival is a curated affair, only a handful of the 300+ submissions are actually accepted, which is why we don't charge to apply.

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately only artists selected to perform will be contacted. If you don't hear anything by the end of April, it is unlikely you have been selected.

Love
- Team Sappy

SAPPYFEST AGM NOTICE

 

SappyFest Inc.

Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 17, 2014

6PM

 131 Main Street (3rd Floor)

Sackville, New Brunswick

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SappyFest would like to invite its membership and those interested in becoming members to the 2014 Annual General Meeting. This is an open meeting with presentations from staff and board members on the organization's activities, financials, and future. 

The agenda, last year's minutes, current bylaws and the agenda, are available by request.

Key agenda items will include:

- Board of Directors Elections (potential of 1 to 2 available spaces)

- Approval of 2013 Financial Statements

It should be noted there is a $30 fee for an Annual Membership in SappyFest Inc.

Only current, paid up members will have the opportunity to vote at the meeting or run for the Board of Directors.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can make an appropriate number of copies of the documents.

For more information, questions or concerns please contact:

 

Lucas Hicks, Creative Director, SappyFest Inc.

mentalist@sappyfest.com